• 1930 was the last year of production for Marquette.
  • It was built as a low cost companion line to Buick, hoping it would pull Buick out of the Depression.
  • It was only built for two years, as it had lots of low-priced competition.



In 1911, when General Motors acquired the Ranier and the Welch automobile companies, the two cars were renamed Marquette and were produced in 1912 only.  Late in 1929, the Marquette name was revived and introduced as an inexpensive companion line to Buick.  It was hoped the Marquette would pull Buick out of the Depression slump.

The Marquette was a light, economical automobile offered in six body styles with wood-spoke wheels.  Wire wheels and spare tire side mounts were available accessories.  The sport roadster was available in rumble seat style, and featured a folding windshield and an access door for golf clubs and other sports equipment.  Of the 35,007 Marquettes produced, 2,397 were sport roadster models.  The Marquette had lots of competition in the low-price market and production ceased at the end of 1930.



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