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1928 Pierce Arrow Model 81 Convertible Coupe - No Reserve : $64,000.00

Lot# 29

Engine: Inline 6 CU IN: 288.5 HP: 75 Trans: Manual

75 HP, 288.5 cid, L-Head In-Line 6-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Transmission
Chassis No. 8105291

For many years the Pierce-Arrow was considered the most prestigious automobile made in America. Its quality of construction was without fault, its designs and bodywork were legendary, and its reputation among the most elite in America was unequalled. To many observers looking back, Pierce-Arrow had it all except a viable plan for the future. In a world where luxury cars had moved on beyond a six cylinder power plant, Pierce held on to its tried and true work-horse. The same could be said also about its in-house coach design. By 1928, most of their body styles were rather dated, but they still had an elegant motorcar. During this calendar year a total of just 5,736 would be produced and as sales continued to slump, a merger with the Studebaker Corporation was under-taken.

This stately convertible coupe was one of the more popular body styles and this body is finished in light tan with burgundy highlights and gloss black fenders. Saddle leather was used for the seating surfaces and a tan soft top is accented by operational landau bars. Featuring Pierce Arrow's patented mounting of the headlights atop both front fenders there is no mistaking this car for other models. With a large built-in rear trunk there is plenty of safe and secure storage as its locks are completely functional. The huge wood-spoke wheel are shod with a set of vintage Denman "Rib Type" 6.00" x 20" white sidewall tires. Most important for this marque is having the proper mascot atop the radiator cap and this example meets that requirement as the Archer pulls his bow back ready to launch his arrow right on target. When you come to bid on this car, the new owner will be as happy as the archer hitting a bulls-eye.

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