"It Gives You in 1933 the Car of 1940"... [PIC]
The Pierce Arrow "Silver Arrow" debuted at the 1933 New York Auto Show as the epitome of future styling, power and luxury. Designed by Phillip O. Wright, 5 of this model were built with a price tag of $10,000 each. The all steel fastback design had no running boards, headlights integrated into the fenders and rather than side mounting the spares, the were stored in fender cabinets. A 175 hp V12 could propel the car to 115 mph. Of the 5 built, only 3 remain... and they all claim to be the car from NY Auto Show.
Fun Fact: The bodies were actually built by Studebaker craftsmen as Studebaker owned Pierce-Arrow from 1928 to 1933.
This is a surprisingly well done model by Signature for its low pricepoint and vastly superior to the 1/24 Danbury Mint horror show.
One of my favorites.
Wow! I'm impressed with this detailed model. Great post Rich.
What a magnificent car ! This was a brilliant 1/18 model by Signature. I have the less common edition from them which was in overall gleaming black with silver accent areas.
I always wondered though why oh why have there not been other models of the Pierce Arrows produced…??🤔😥😒
the only one in the 1930s I’ve found was a sweet little 1930 Roadster in 1/32.
In 1933, this would've been tremendously futuristic. The crowds must have been awestruck.