1929 Pierce-Arrow Model 143
In 1929 Pierce-Arrow was purchased outright by the Studebaker Corporation who sent their models in a healthy new direction. Abandoned was the 6-cylinder of year’s previous, and instead an entirely new 8-cylinder was fitted.
Along with the new engine, a range of lower and longer bodies were offered. 12 different bodies were offered on the 133-wheelbase Model 133 (sometimes called Model 125) and 7 were different bodies offered on the longer 143-wheelbase Model 143.
Unlike the earlier detachable-head design, the new 8-cylinder was an integral unit, having 9-main bearings and an L-Head valvetrain arrangement.
|type||Series Production Car|
|predeccesor||1926 Pierce-Arrow Series 36|
|fuel feed||Stromberg UU-2|
|displacement||5998 cc / 366 in³|
|bore||88.90 mm / 3.5 in|
|stroke||120.65 mm / 4.75 in|
|power||93.2 kw / 125 bhp|
|specific output||20.84 bhp per litre|
|top speed||~136.76 kph / 85 mph|