Marvel (automobile)

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Marvel Motor Car Company
1907 Marvel 14 HP Roadster
ManufacturerMarvel Motor Car Company
Body and chassis
Body stylerunabout
Enginehorizontal two-cylinder gasoline
SuccessorCrescent Runabout

The Marvel was an automobile built at 284–290 Rivard Street,[1] Detroit, Michigan, United States, by the Marvel Motor Car Company in 1907.[2]

Marvel Motor Car Company purchased the Paragon factory and began building their own runabout. The Marvel was a two-seat runabout with a horizontal two-cylinder 14-hp engine, a planetary transmission and single chain drive. Price was set at $800, (equivalent to $26,160 in 2023).[2]

The company lost its factory space and ended production. The car became the Crescent in 1908.


  1. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.63.
  2. ^ a b Kimes, Beverly Rae; Clark Jr., Henry Austin (1996). Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942 (3rd ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-87341-428-9.