1936 Pierce-Arrow 1603 7 Passenger Sedan
Transmission:3 Speed Manual
Pierce Arrow produced the finest cars of the Classic Era in the opinion of many savvy Collectors. They were way over engineered and had features ahead of their time in many respects. In 1914, Pierce-Arrow adopted its most enduring styling hallmark when the headlights of the vehicle were moved from the traditional placement to either side of the radiator into flared housings molded into the front fenders of the car. This gave the car an immediate visual identification from the side; at night it gave the car the appearance of a wider stance. Pierce trademarked this placement and it remained in place until the final model in 1938. Hence it is only beginning with the 1939 model year that other American car manufacturers put the headlights in the fenders.
The Pierce-Arrow was a status symbol, owned by many Hollywood stars, corporate tycoons; royalty of many foreign nations had at least one Pierce-Arrow in their collections. In American luxury cars it was rivaled only by the Peerless and Packard, which collectively received the accolade Three P's of Motordom.The late Pierce 12 is one of the best motors built during the Classic Era. It was so strong that it remained in production well into the late 50's for use in Seagrave Firetrucks. The "multi-cylinder wars" of the 30's gave birth to some exciting motors, the Duesenberg DOHC 8, the Marmon 16, the Stutz DV32, the Cadillac 12 and 16, the Packard 12, and the Pierce 12. Only in '36-'38 did Pierce add the OD transmission, which really makes this car one of the finest driving cars of the PreWar era.
This stunning example of the legendary Pierce 12 is just a spectacular car everywhere you look. Recently fully restored to a very high standard, the car still presents as a freshly restored car in every respect. The Paint, Chrome, Interior, and undercarriage are all beautifully redone to correct factory standards, and are Show Quality. The runs and drives without fault and could be toured with confidence, however since the car has been shown sparingly we would go collect a lot of trophies first. It sports dual side mounts, steel artillery wheels, Dual Trippe Lights, period-correct radio, archer ornament, automatic overdrive.
This is a once in lifetime opportunity to acquire a very important car in turnkey, top flight show condition. These late Pierce 12's are exceptionally rare cars, and are among the finest driving cars produced prior to WWII.
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