Due to COVID-19, The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is currently closed to the public until further notice:The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is closed to the public effective March 21st and will remain closed until further notice. The museum management and Board of Trustees continue to follow state and national guidance to ensure we are doing our part to keep everyone safe. Thank you and we look forward to all being together again soon!

If These Cars Could Talk… 1931 Marmon V-16

Marmon Motor Company started building cars in 1902 establishing a reputation as an engineering pioneer. High profile events added to the brand’s allure when a Marmon won the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911 and another broke “Cannonball” Baker’s coast-to-coast speed record in 1916. Sales grew until the Great Depression when Marmon announced a line of V-16 powered luxury cars for the 1931 model year. Cadillac beat it to market with its own V-16, and General Motors proved better equipped to weather the economic downturn. Marmon fully invested in the Sixteen, dropping its better-selling lines, but the luxury automobile market shrank and Marmon would close its doors after the 1933 model year.

 This presentation will be held next to the car from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 4th, and is offered to all patrons for free with museum admission.