I was browsing through Auctions International the other day as I often do when I came across this rare Marmon cabover. I almost didn’t click on the listing as it seemed to be just a collection of old tools and other junk. Never judge an auction by its cover.
At first outward glance this rig appears solid enough for a truck that has been sitting since 1987 at the latest. For the optimistically inclined it might seem like a fresh batteries, some clean fuel for the Cummins NTC-350, a fresh set of tires for the steers and you’ll be able to drive on home. But then you open the cab door.
Yeaaaaah, that’s moss, and lots of it. What’s that saying about moss always growing on the north face of a Marmon interior? And then you read the rest of the listing and find out the head is missing form the engine. But hey, where else are you going to find a Marmom cabover still wearing the Global Van Lines logo on the door? If you need a parts truck this might just be the rig for you.
Check out the complete listing by clicking here. There is also a White 4400 for sale along with a Bay City dragline. The auction closes Monday, February 15th at 6:15 PM EST.
My dad had a 1979 Marmon cabover. In the 70’s and 80’s Marmon produced 500 trucks a year , both cabovers and conventionals combined. What percentage were cabovers? Not sure. Rare, indeed.
Wow, only 500? A rare one indeed.
Marmon’s slogan was “We Don’t Make The Most, Just The Best”.
Between the Cat dozer, Case Construction King, Bay City, Huber Roller and the White with trailer you could have a nice set of classic construction equipment at one sale.
I honestly didn’t even notice the Cat or the Huber, what a treasure trove this place is!