Classic Cars' Museum: Class D-2 Pierce-Arrow through 1920 -1938



Concours d'Elegance 2010: Class D-2 Pierce-Arrow through 1920 -1938





1938 Pierce-Arrow 1801 Convertible Coupe

1938 Pierce-Arrow 1801 Convertible Coupe
The year 1938 was the last year Pierce-Arrows were manufactured. This car sits on chassis #1 and it was prepared for suto show exhibitions. It is believed to be the only convertible coupe built in 1938 and one of only approximately 25 Pierces built in the factory's final year. It is powered by a 385-cubic-inch straight-8 engine and carries factory coachwork. It represents the final offer of one of the America's premier marques.
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1934 Pierce-Arrow 1248 LeBaron Sport Sedan

1934 Pierce-Arrow 1248 LeBaron Sport Sedan
Pierce field three greatly improved models for 1934. There were two V-12 series, the 1240 Salon Twelve and 1248 Custom Twelve. This 1248 model, built on Pierce-Arrow's longest wheelbase of 147 inches has unique Sport Sedan coachwork by LeBaron and is powered by the 462-cubic-inch Pierce-Arrow V12 engine. It is the last known mounting of the handsomeSport Sedan coachwork first introduced on the model 41 of 1931 and is considered by many to be one of the most elegant close-coupled sport sedans created.
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1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow

1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow
In 1933 five very special streamlined show cars were built to promote Pierce-Arrow's new and highly acclaimed V12 engine. First shown at the New York Auto Show in 1933, the Silver Arrow was designed by Phil Wright and was actually built in the Studebaker factory. The motoring press at the time heralded the Silver Arrow with the slogan "Suddenly it's 1940!" Special attention was focused on aerodynamics; the wider-angle V12 allowed for a much lower engine bay and dramatic styling hid the twin sidemounted spare tires inside the fenders. It took over three months and thirty skilled men to build the five cars. This is one of the four Silver Arrows still known to exist. Of all the Pierce-Arrow model, the Silver Arrow is perhaps the most sought-after example of 1930s luxury cars.
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1933 Pierce-Arrow 1247 LeBaron Convertible Sedan

1933 Pierce-Arrow 1247 LeBaron Convertible Sedan
As the Great Depression deepended only 1,760 Pierce-Arrows were built in 1933. This 175 hp V12 LeBaron convertible sedan was one of the finest. Pierce-Arrowhad been taken over by Studebaker in 1928 and the entire conglomerate was to slip into bankruptcy in mid-1933, yet that year saw delivery of some of their finest products. Power brakes were also introduced that year.
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1931 Pierce-Arrow 41 LeBaron Sport Sedan

1931 Pierce-Arrow 41 LeBaron Sport Sedan
The intimated styling of the close-coupled coachwork built on Pierce-Arrow's longest chassis of 147 inches combined to make this streamlined vee-windshield LeBaron Sport Sedan a breathtaking offering in 1931. This car, when owned and restored by famed collector Bill Harrah, was awarded Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 1963. Its wonderful condition today is a tribute to the quality of that 47-year-old restoration.
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1931 Pierce-Arrow LeBaron Convertible Sedan

1931 Pierce-Arrow LeBaron Convertible Sedan
This handsome Pierce-Arrow was restored by famed race driver Phil Hill and his brother. Phil brought it to the 1955 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and won Best of Show, a pleasant distraction while he participated in the famous Pebble Beach Road Races. This was the first year that a "classic" car garnered the Concours' conveted trophy, and it set a precedent in that regard; the Concours soon shifted from a display of new to classic cars. This car has been in the Hill family for the whole of its 79 years and is even kept in the same garage. Phil remembered when the car was delivered to his family and he later drove it while in college. The convertible top can be opened over the front seat only, transforming the vehicle into an elegant twon car.
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1930 Pierce-Arrow B Roadster

1930 Pierce-Arrow B Roadster
It was not until 1930 that Pierce made an eight-culinder car. Pierce-Arrow was generally viewed as a conservative luxury vehicle and while this roadster is certainly a much more racy open model it's restoration in a conservative single tone paint and unadorned black tires is most fitting for a sport version of this marque. Powered by Pierce's 366-cubic-inch straight-8, the Model B accounted for a big share of the 6,795 Pierce-Arrows delivered in 1930.
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1926 Pierce-Arrow 33 Runabout

1926 Pierce-Arrow 33 Runabout
The Pierce-Arrow line was completely overhauled in 1920. The basic line of three chassis, the 38 hp, the 48 hp, and the huge 66hp, were replaced with a single product. First introduced in 1920 as the Series 32, minor changes in laste 1921 transformed the car into the Series 33, with the ultimate development of Pierce's massive 414-cubic-inch inline 6 cylinder T-head engine with 4 valves per cylinder. The series 33 cars sold for $6,500 to $8,500 - significantly higher than their typical competition - and offered unmatched quality and detail. Sales slowed as their design aged and total production of the sales from 1921 through early 1926 was only 6,000 units.
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