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1931 Marmon Model 16


Chassis number : 16-145-678

Marmon 1931 Marmon Model 16 History Specifications
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Sold for $330,000 at 2022 RM Sothebys : The Hershey Auction.
This Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan by LeBaron was owned by a Mr. Ballard during the late 1950s, who sold it to Robert 'Bob' Mellin of Richmond, Michigan in 1962. Mr. Mellin intended to relocate the body to another chassis, but this never occurred. Ownership passed to another collector in Michigan prior to 1974, and shortly thereafter it was purchased by James Leake of Oklahoma. Its next owner was Sam Vaughan and following his passing in 1989, it was sold the following year and acquired by its current caretaker. Since that time, the car was shown at various events such as the Marmon Muster, where it was awarded the President's Trophy in 1991 and the People's Choice Award in 1992.

The body and chassis were restored in 1995 by Stan Uher of Classic Coachworks in Blenheim, Ontario, and the engine was fully rebuilt by John Forsythe in Fremont, Ohio. More recently, the car was given new cylinder heads and a new clutch.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2022

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2022 RM Sothebys : The Hershey Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $300,000-USD $400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $330,000

1931 Marmon Model 16 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Marmon Model 16

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan by LeBaron
Chassis#: 16-145-678
Sold for USD$330,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : The Hershey Auction
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 16144722
Sold for USD$1,182,500
  2022 Mecum : Monterey
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 16145666
Sold for USD$550,000
  2022 Mecum : Monterey
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Limousine
Chassis#: 16147602
Sold for USD$451,000
  2022 Mecum : Monterey
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Coupe by LeBaron
Chassis#: 16 141 675
Sold for USD$550,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan by LeBaron
Chassis#: 16 149 554
Sold for USD$170,800
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Guyton Collection
 
1931 Marmon Sixteen Coupe by LeBaron
Chassis#: 16 141 694
Sold for USD$1,050,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 16144652
Sold for USD$1,210,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan by LeBaron
Chassis#: 16 145 593
Sold for USD$632,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe by LeBaron
Chassis#: 16 144 705
Sold for USD$1,320,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
A Pair of Marmon Sixteen Chassis, c. 1931
Chassis#: 16 140 942
Sold for USD$66,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
 
1931 MARMON HOT ROD ROADSTER
Chassis#: MARMON16654
Sold for USD$275,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1931 Marmon Sixteen Coupe
Chassis#: 16141694
Sold for USD$687,500
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Limousine
Chassis#: 16147602
Sold for USD$346,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Model 16
Chassis#: 16144722
Sold for USD$517,000
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Model 16
Sold for USD$726,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Limousine
Sold for USD$374,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
 
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 16144705
Sold for USD$456,500
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 16860
Sold for USD$291,500
  2004 S. Ray Miller Collection
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  

Marmon Model 16s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1931 Marmon Model 16's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 Marmon 16 2018 Mecum : Denver$40,000  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Close-Coupled Sedan1496302018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale $200,000$300,000
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe16-144-7222012 RMAutomobiles of Arizona$450,000$475,000$650,000
1931 Marmon 1616-149-7522011 Branson Collector Car Auction Oct 22, 2011$165,000  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Five-Passenger Sedan149 7522011 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $225,000$275,000
1931 MARMON UNKNOWN 5 PASSENGER SEDAN 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$89,000  

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1931 Marmon Model 16 Profiles

1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Victoria
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Sports Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16141-694
Engine #: 16693
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16145666
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
4-Door Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Victoria
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16144705
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16-144-722
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16 145 593
Engine #: 16860
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Limousine
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16147602
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
4-Door Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 149 752
Engine #: 16750
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Club Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
4-Door Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16144652
Engine #: 16513
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
4-Door Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Sports Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16 141 675
Engine #: 16684
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16-145-678
Engine #: 16-695