1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow
Pierce-Arrow was a small manufacturer that produced luxury cars from 1900 through to 1930. Due to a slumping demand in the luxury-car market, Pierce-Arrow made thier last model in 1938. Over the thirty year period, the company managed to manufacture 1938 units.
Of all the Pierce-Arrow model's made, the Silver Arrow is the most saught-after example. Only five of this limited-edition fastback were produced, making it one of the rarest luxury cars of the 30's.
Special attention was focused on aerodynamics, down to the wide-angle V12 which allowed for a lower engine bay.
The example featured above was recently offered by the Blackhawk Collection for an asking price of $1 450 000 USD
Auction Sales History
1933 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow 2575018 - sold for $2,200,000
The Silver Arrow caused a sensation when it was unveiled at the New York Auto show in January 1933. It was the most daring and radical automobile of its day, giving an unnerving glimpse into the future. The $10,000.00 price tag was humbling as well. The top speed of 115 mph was unbelievable for a car of such size and stature. Only five were built. This car is one of three that survived. Previously part of the Harrah's Auto Collection from the ... read more
Auction Source: 2012 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction