Wednesday, November 2, 2011

1936 Pierce Arrow 1602 Salon Twelve Convertible

2010 CCCA Senior Winner
One of Three examples built

The three “P”s of American automotive royalty were Pierce, Peerless and Packard.

Pierce was successful in the luxury car field, weathered the Depression, and survived until 1938.

This Pierce has had the advantage of a complete body off restoration.

The body was removed and totally restored by Leo Moser ofBuffalo, N.Y. ( home of Pierce Arrow). The magnificent original blue paint was applied by Manns Restorations toPebble Beach standards.

The engine was rebuilt by Eric Rosenau in California. All mechanical systems were rebuilt, including the starter, Startix switch, generator, distributor, dual carburetors, coils, water pump, fuel pump, fan, thermostat, exhaust system with four new mufflers, the braking system –from the vacuum booster to the shoes and drums. As they say-- no stone was left unturned in the restoratin. !!

This Pierce runs and drives as good as it looks.

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