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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO OWN (and drive) A PIERCE-ARROW?
How long is a piece of string?
It can vary quite a bit, but if you find Pierce-Arrows interesting, you don’t have to own one to get a lot of enjoyment out of them. The Pierce-Arrow Society has active regional groups across the country, which hold local meetings and tours and publish their own newsletters. Joining one of the regions is a great way to meet other Pierce-Arrow enthusiasts in your area. There are active regions in Florida, the Buffalo area, Great Lakes, Northern California, Southern California, Pacific Northwest, Southern Delta, and Texas. And there is the summer multi-day annual Society meeting, and a February mini-meet.
(CLICK HERE for more about Pierce-Arrow Society Annual Meets.)
Of course, once you are hooked on Pierce-Arrows you will be interested in having one of your own. Don’t let the prices of Pierce-Arrows at the national auctions scare you off. Pierces are periodically offered at reasonable prices by owners who are no longer able to maintain and drive them, and who would rather have their cars go to someone else really interested than get top dollar for them from a big collector.
Pierce-Arrows are regularly offered at fair prices in the members pages of the Pierce-Arrow Society’s Emporium publication and in Hemmings Motor News. Follow the offerings in these sources to get a good idea of the investment required, and participate in Society activities and discuss ownership with Pierce-Arrow Society members.
It isn’t hard to find a Pierce-Arrow in search of a new caregiver.
Maintenance does require a certain amount of attention which generally isn’t available at the local gas station. It requires some interest in mechanical matters – and there is much help and information available from other Pierce owners – but it is not particularly expensive.
The article titled “A Novice’s Guide to the Pierce-Arrow” will be helpful. (CLICK HERE)
The ad below is an example of a top-quality Pierce recently on offer in 2014. This is a show quality vehicle, but most Pierce-Arrow owners have “drivers” – cars that look good, are a lot of fun to drive, attract a lot of attention, and don’t get polished very often.