Of approximately 80,000 Pierce-Arrows produced, more than 3,000 still exist – a remarkable survival rate of almost 4% 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 automobile tour in 1904.
Pierce-Arrows won the first five Glidden Tour runs from 1905 to 1910.
In 1932, 1933 and 1934, Ab Jenkins drove Pierce-Arrows in the 24-hour endurance runs at Bonneville Salt Flats at average speeds of 112 mph, 117 mph, and 127 mph.
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.
The fender-mounted headlight was patented by Pierce-Arrow in 1914. Headlights built into the fenders appeared on no other cars until Pierce-Arrow ceased production in 1938.
Pierce-Arrows were the preferred luxury automobile of United States Presidents from William Howard Taft in 1908 until Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933.