1919 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL 48 A ROADSTER - 190234 Sold* at Scottsdale 2016 - Lot #1399.1 1919 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL 48 A ROADSTER https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/190234/190234_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1399.1   1919 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL 48 A ROADSTER
Auction Scottsdale 2016
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1399.1
Year 1919
Make PIERCE-ARROW
Model MODEL 48 A
Style 4-PASSENGER ROADSTER
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 514463
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color
Cylinders TWIN 6
Engine Size 525
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #1399.1 - The Pierce Arrow was a brand synonymous with luxury and power for much of the late teens. Bucking the trend of going to more cylinders like the V8's and Twin Sixes other luxury brands were promoting, Pierce Arrow stuck with its large displacement T-head 6 cylinder engines. The Pierce Big Horsepower 6 cylinder engines were known for being incredibly powerful while being silky smooth and operating in near silence. This is a stunning Model 48 4-passenger roadster 1919 Piece Arrow. The car was previously owned and restored by a world renowned marque specialist and as such both presents itself as beautiful as it operates. The massive 48hp 252ci T-head twin plug 24 valve engine is an early engineering marvel to watch in action with its exposed valve springs, shaft driven oiling system and much more. Operating this vehicle is a process equally fascinating as you slide behind the steering wheel manually pressurizing the fuel system with the dash mounted hand pump takes a minute or two and once you reach the required fuel pressure, set your spark advance, turn on the ignition and press the starter button and the big 6 fires up then settles quickly into a whisper quiet idle. Engage the traditionally operated transmission with its H pattern 4-speeds forward shifter and traditional pedal arrangement including clutch and you are under way. The torque of the massive engine makes for minimal shifts and the car easily keeps pace on modern day roads. The details seen throughout this car are impressive, from the 35x5" tires on spoked wheels to the clock mounted in the rear for passengers it is an incredible car with a lot of presence. It truly is a rear and exciting opportunity to acquire one of the most interesting cars to come front the early 20th century. Please note that the sale of this car will be featured on an upcoming episode of Legendary Motorcar, which will air on Velocity network. The successful purchaser of this car will be featured in the episode should he/she so desire.
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