Price – $19,500 – Make an Offer
BK Auto Auctions Proudly presents this Classic 1911 Marmon WASP finished in yellow with interchangeable black trim. The interior of this wasp is finished in black. Powering this Marmon is a ford 4 cylinder engine mated to a 4 speed transmission. The odometer shows 100 miles. This car comes with a clean Texas title.
Description – Asserted by Seller
1911 Marmon Wasp 3/4 Scale Replica, Late model Ford 4-cylinder motor, 4-speed transmission, push-button start and hand activated brakes. This car also comes complete with a 1994 INT Trailer. This car also comes with a separate Black trim with wire wheels for a completely different look.
Winner of the first running of the Indy 500, Ray Harroun earned the victory behind the wheel of his Marmon “Wasp” with a time of 6 hours, 42 minutes, 8 seconds and an average speed of 74.6 mph. An engineer for Marmon, Harroun designed the vehicle—based on the marque’s 6-cylinder Model 32—with a cowled cockpit and a pointed tail section for aerodynamic enhancement. The stinger-like backside along with the yellow and black color selection gave rise to its nickname.
The most innovative element, however, was Harroun’s integration of a car’s first rearview mirror, a component that eliminated the need for a riding mechanic to act as spotter. Harroun and the car would return in 1961 to take a commemorative lap for the race’s 50th anniversary. And in 2011, the car would gain further glory as the subject of a stamp from the U.S. Postal Service-Courtesy of the Robb Report.
This car if a blast to drive and great for car shows, parades or nostalgia racing.