1929 Marmon Roosevelt
The Indianapolis, Indiana based company named the Roosevelt was in business for only a short time, lasting from 1929 through 1930. The advertising catch line was 'Smart Transportation for the Thrifty.' It was named for the late President Theodore Roosevelt and bore his image and advertising on the upper grill panel, the wheels, bumpers and other areas of the car.
The Roosevelt was a 'junior marque' - a smaller, less expensive automobile for the Marmon marque. The Roosevelt had the same appearance as the Marmon, and it was the first U.S. car with a straight-eight engine to sell for less than $1,000.
Sadly, the Roosevelt was produced during the era of the Great Depression and sales were slow, ending production.
This Marmon was a rare Barnfind just outside of Dodge City, Kansas. It's is ready for total restoration or an engine and interior restoration leaving the body as is for a driver to just have some fun. Paint is actually decent. All of the undercarriage, front end and rear end are original and in-tact. The car rolls and turns perfectly.
All metal and all panels are solid with no rust over. All of the wood frame is sound with no rot. Floors are sound with no rot. Everything is original to the car.
|Listed Price||$10,000|| |
Excluding price changes of less than $100.
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