Deze Marmon V12, de Amerikaanse auto met Nederlandse roots, was te koop op de befaamde RM veiling op Amelia Island, voor het lieve sommetje van 400.000 – 600.000 dollar. Of, en voor welk bedrag de auto is verkocht kon ik niet achterhalen. Op You Tube kunt u een ritje meemaken in dit prototype, met uitleg.
Location: Amelia Island, 32034 Stock #: AM13_r127 Description: 1932 Marmon HCM V-12 Two-Door Sedan Prototype. To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM’s Amelia Island event, March 9, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Amelia Island. Chassis No. DD609. Estimate: $400,000 – $600,000 US
151 bhp, 368 cu. in. overhead-valve aluminum V-12 engine, three-speed manual transmission, sliding-pillar independent coil-spring front suspension, transverse leaf-spring independent rear suspension, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 134 in.
- Offered from the Estate of John O’Quinn
- A historic, highly-advanced prototype; the only Marmon V-12 built
- Well-known provenance and ownership history
- Multiple concours award-winner, including 2001 Pebble Beach Best in Class
The winter of 19301931 was a bittersweet time for Howard Marmon. His pièce de resistance, the landmark Marmon Sixteen, debuted to great acclaim at the Chicago Auto Salon in November, and the following month, he received a medal for outstanding achievement from the Society of Automotive Engineers. Although a second shift was added to the assembly line when full production began in April, Marmon turned to deficits as the Depression deepened, and two rounds of pay cuts were followed by layoffs for most of the engineering staff. Into this milieu, Mr. Marmon took drastic action, and a revolutionary new model was conceived.
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