Cohort Outtake: Marmon V16 Town Car – Just Stunning!

Marmon V16 (800x530)

Well, what can I say? I’ve always loved the classic prewar Amercian luxury cars: Duesenberg, Cord, Cadillac, Packard, Pierce-Arrow. Somewhat lesser known–but just as amazing a car as its 1930’s brethren–is the Marmon V16. Under the hood of this beauty is a 491-cid, 200hp V16 engine. Only Cadillac and Marmon ever produced an automobile with a V16. Less than 400 were built between 1931 and 1933.

JP Cavanaugh was fortunate to find one in the metal (CC here) but I have not yet had the pleasure. But I can live vicariously through this most excellent 1931 Sixteen shot by johnh875. I really like the colors–so different yet so sharp! It appears that not only the interior but also the front suspension components are color-keyed. This example is owned by author Clive Cussler and is on display at–you guessed it–the Cussler Museum.

1931 Marmon Ad-02 (425x600)