1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B


1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B

In 1930 Pierce distributed their lineup with the Models A, B, and C. The Model B was the midrange offering which was similar to the Model 133 offered in 1929. They shared the same basic engine but the Model B came in a choice of wheelbase lengths.

1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at USA
predeccesor 1929 Pierce-Arrow Model 133
engine Inline-8
position Front, Longitudinal
fuel feed Stromberg UU-2
displacement 5998 cc / 366 in³
bore 88.90 mm / 3.5 in
stroke 120.65 mm / 4.75 in
compression 5.0:1
power 93.2 kw / 125 bhp
specific output 20.84 bhp per litre
redline 3200
top speed ~136.76 kph / 85 mph

Auction Sales History

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1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B

1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B Cabriolet 2025478 – sold for $140,000 Seldom seen car stored in a private climate controlled collection. 300 miles since frame-off restoration. Dual side mounts. Rumble seat. Golf club door. Luggage rack. Inline eight cylinder engine. Artillery wheels. Firestone deluxe champion wide whitewalls.Auction Source: Monterey 2014 by Mecum Auctions
1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B

1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B Phaeton 2025037 – sold for €69,000. Dating from January 1930, this exceptionally original eight-cylinder Model B Phaeton is understood to have previously formed part of the collection belonging to a long-time Pierce-Arrow Society member. When he died, the car passed to his son, who exhibited it at the Pierce-Arrow National Meet in 1989. It was then sold to Mark Smith (see New Hampshire Certificate of Title on file). Auction Source: 2013 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais

1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B

1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B Waterhouse Convertible Victoria 2502227 – sold for $352,000 Only Known Remaining Waterhouse-Bodied Pierce-Arrow. One of Three Waterhouse-Bodied Pierce-Arrow Examples Constructed. Very Early Example of Convertible Victoria Coachwork. Four-Year Restoration Commissioned by Larry Waterhouse. Recent AACA and CCCA Awards Winner. Auction Source: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B

1930 Pierce-Arrow Model B Five-Passenger Sedan 123379 – did not sell for $44,000. This 1930 Model B Sedan was fully restored a number of years ago. The exterior paint, black with white pin striping, remains excellent and the brightwork similarly exhibits no flaws. The wooden artillery wheels have varnished spokes and chrome retaining rings for the wide whitewall tires and the car is further enhanced by dual side mounted spare tires and a trunk rack at the rear. The interior is upholstered in crimson mohair with a new matching headliner and carpet and the interior wood trim has all been refinished, accenting the doors and windows nicely. The engine and chassis are nicely detailed as well but are not over-restored. Auction Source: 2009 Meadow Brook Concours