Two different Marmon Model 74 Touring cars and a bevy of beautiful show girls hard at work were used to produce this set of promotional photos for India Tires. The top two photos were taken at the Sea Breeze Beach Club, which appears to be in Huntington Beach, California. The bottom pair of photos were taken at the Gables Club on a nearby beach in Santa Monica. The Marmons appear to be 1925 and 1926 Models.
The automakers cars were always well engineered and while the article (below) from the September 16, 1926 issue of Automotive Industries magazine describes a 1927 model 75, the two touring cars shown here shared many of the advanced features mentioned in the piece. The cars were powered by a 84-h.p. o.h.v. 340 c.i. six, with a 3.75 x 5.125-inch bore and stroke that was notable for its light weight and extensive use of aluminum for much of its construction.
Marmon used thin, deep L-section steel stamping for their frame side members to save weight rather than the customary channel-shaped frames of the day. The running boards were used as stressed members to reinforce the side rails. The body was also skinned in aluminum alloy as a further concession to keep the weight of the medium-sized car that rode on a 136-inch wheelbase as light as possible.