Marmon was one of the finest names in automotive history. Its accomplishments included winning the first Indianapolis 500-mile race, and a fabulous aluminum V-16 engine in the early 1930s.
Nordyke and Marmon was formed in Richmond, Indiana, in 1851, soon moving to Indianapolis where it became prominent manufacturing flour milling machinery. Although flour machinery was profitable, Howard was more interested in the emerging automobile. He built his first car in 1902 with an air-cooled V-twin engine, pressure lubrication and overhead valves.
The Marmon 78 series roadster was the Indy 500 Pace Car for 1928.
This is one rare example of a Great American Pre-War Classic. Under the hood you will find the Marmon Straight Eight with a 3spd Manual transmission in excellent running condition. The exterior is yellow with burgandy fenders, wire wheels, “Mother in Law” rumble seat, tan soft top and a black luggage compartment. This Marmon is identical to the one used in 1928 at the famous Indianapolis 500-mile race.