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#7458 Marmon Sixteen LeBaron Convertible Coupe (1932) Louwman Museum

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Marmon Sixteen LeBaron Convertible Coupe (1932) at the Louwman Museum in The Hague (Holland)

Just two Marmon Sixteens were registered in the Netherlands and this is the only one remaining. No more than 390 of these cars were produced and this example is completely unrestored; it is the most original Marmon in the world. It is hand-painted and the initials of the owner are still visible on the doors. The fog-light in the middle of the bumper turned simultaneously with the steering wheel. Nothing remains of the second Marmon, except its impressive eight-litre, sixteen-cylinder engine. A remarkable fact is that this Marmon was designed by a 19-year old student, Walter Dorwin Teague Jr, the son of the famous industrial designer Richard Teague. Walter worked on this one as well as others during his free time after school. The coachbuilder LeBaron bodied many of his designs, including this one. The Marmon Sixteen was a technologically very advanced car; most of the engine was made of aluminium. The engine had so much torque that the car could accelerate in top gear from a standstill up to 160 km/h (about 99 mph). Nevertheless, the sixteen-cylinder was to become the marque's swansong, and the factory closed in 1933.

The Louwman Museum in The Hague, the Netherlands, features one of the most impressive private car collections in the world. Several hundred cars are on show to teach you all about car history. The Louwman Museum offers a wide collection that includes everything from antique and classic cars to Formula 1 racing cars and hybrids. Since 1934, two generations of the Louwman family have assembled a unique collection of cars. The present Louwman Museum was designed to display the collection to the public. It was festively opened in 2010. The collection leads you from horse and wagon to the first self-propelled vehicles. It also takes you past the luxury cars from the end of the 19th century, post-war "affordable cars" and the first racing cars. Some of the Louwman Museum's highlights include unique specimens such as the boat-car, the beach-car and the swan-car as well as famous cars such as James Bond's Aston Martin from the film Goldfinger and the customised Cadillac Fleetwood of Elvis Presley.

Matthijs van Wageningen
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