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1931 Marmon Sixteen convertible is the top seller at Hershey auction

Mon, 12 Oct 2009

A 1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe, one of only 400 Marmon Sixteens built, sold for $517,000 at RM Auction's Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey event on Oct. 8.

The Marmon Sixteen was the auction's top-selling car. RM said the two-day event posted sales of more than $9.1 million.

Other notable sales at Hershey included:

-- A 1933 Cadillac V16 Convertible Victoria, which sold for $412,500. The car was said to be originally owned by actor Robert Montgomery.

-- A 1909 Stanley Model E2 Runabout steam car sold for $176,000.

-- A 1930 Mercer Series 5 Sporting sold for $242,000.

-- A 1949 Belanger Special Indy Race Car sold for $192,500.

-- A 1930 Bugatti Type 44 Touring sold for $187,000.

-- A Miller 91 Front Drive engine sold for $297,000.

By Dale Jewett