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WHY ARE PIERCE-ARROWS SO INTERESTING ???

FOR 35 YEARS, FROM 1903 TO 1938, PIERCE-ARROW PRODUCED THE BEST QUALITY AUTOMOBILES MADE IN THE UNITED STATES

Of approximately 80,000 Pierce-Arrows produced, more than 3,000 still exist – a remarkable survival rate of more than 3% for a marque that has been out of production for more than 75 years.

Pierce-Arrow quality was conclusively established by numerous competitive endurance runs.

      Pierce-Arrow won the first AAA tour in 1904

        Pierce-Arrows won the first five Glidden tours run from 1905 to 1910.
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        In 1932, 1933, and 1934 Ab Jenkins drove Pierce-Arrows in a
      24-hour endurance run at Bonneville Salt Flats,
      at average speeds of 112 mph, 117, and 127 mph.

                      
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 PIERCE-ARROW WAS A LEADER IN AUTOMOBILE STYLING

      The 1933 Silver Arrow is STILL recognized as
      one of the ten most influential automobile designs
      of all time. Only five were made and three survive

  • 1933 Silver Arrow
    1933 Silver Arrow 


 

The fender-mounted headlight was patented by Pierce-Arrow in 1913 – headlights built into the fenders appeared on no other cars until the patent expired in 1930. 

Fender Headlights
                                  
Details about the fender headlight patent are given in a feature article on the Pierce-Arrow Society website.

 PIERCE-ARROW WAS A LEADER IN AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING

Pierce-Arrow engineers invented the hydraulic valve lifter in 1933 and it was used in Pierce eight and twelve cylinder engines from then on.

Dual valves (four valves per cylinder) provided better engine breathing between 1919 and 1928.

Dual ignition: Two spark plugs per cylinder from 1919 to 1928 ensured perfect ignition.

Extra strength everywhere.

 PIERCE-ARROW WAS RECOGNIZED AS THE BEST

Pierce-Arrows were the preferred luxury automobile of United States Presidents from William Howard Taft in 1908 to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933.

 

1933 inauguration
1933 Presidential Inauguration Parade 

ALMOST ALL PIERCE-ARROW SOCIETY MEMBERS LIKE NOTHING BETTER THAN HELPING PIERCE OWNERS TO OPERATE, MAINTAIN, IMPROVE, AND RESTORE THEIR PIERCE-ARROWS.

Help on the road to Lake Tahoe

 

PIERCE-ARROW MADE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE’S TASTE

        Pierce-Arrow made a wide variety of vehicles.

             Bird cages from the 1880s
             Bicycles from 1892 to 1918
             One-cylinder cars in 1901-1904
             Four-cylinder cars and trucks from 1905 to 1922
             One- and four-cylinder motorcycles from 1909 to 1913
             Six-cylinder cars from 1909 tp 1928
             Eight- and twelve-cylinder cars from 1929 to 1938
            Travel trailers in 1937 and 1938

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