1929 Pierce-Arrow, Model 133 EightConvertible Coupe, Concours Restoration, Same Family 62 Years!
SOLD to NY!! This 1929 Pierce-Arrow Model 133 Eight Convertible Coupe has benefited from a no-expense spared and nearly perfect concours restoration. This is over and above the provenance, which includes being in the same family in Southern California and the west Coast for 62 years! This Pierce-Arrow deserves to be shown at concours events and toured. You will not find a more perfectly restored Pierce-arrow for sale on the market today.
The livery is presented in a handsome two-tone tan with complementary orange coach stripes. The paint looks nearly perfect in all respects. There are only a few areas for touch-up, at the hood and the door jambs. The paint is simply magnificent. The chrome is stunning and perfect. We’ve not seen any areas of the cosmetics wanting. The orange wire wheels are perfect and look terrific with the wide white wall tires. The tan Haartz cloth convertible top is in perfect condition and is complemented with the canvas trunk cover and side mount spare cover. The Pilot Ray lamps look wonderful, including the crispness of the engraving. They correctly turn with the steering of the front wheels. Also included are the luggage trunk and rack and a set of 1920’s golf clubs for display.
The interior is replete with soft and supple taupe leather interior. It matches beautifully with the leather in the rumble seat. We love the interior instruments with their Art Deco designs.
We’ve had the pleasure to complete a full inspection as well as test drive the Pierce. It drives in all respects like a new 1929 Pierce. It is tight with no rattles and the steering is appropriately light. It performs well and also stops well with no smoke or noises. The speedometer is presently not functioning and the porcelain on the exhaust manifold has normal cracking from use (as shown in the photo gallery).
Chassis No. 2005991
Engine No. 305204
Engine: L-head straight eight, 366 ci., 125 bhp at 3,200 rpm; Gearbox: four-speed manual; Suspension: semi-elliptic leaf springs front and rear; Brakes: four wheel drum mechanical. The straight eight engine had both competitive performance specifications, with a top speed of 85 mph, and the expected Pierce specifications. Technical details such as nine main bearings on the crankshaft and aluminum pistons with invar strut construction insured these cars’ durability.
The restoration was performed by Murray Motor Car in Monroe, WA. In total, the Murray brothers restored four Classic Era motorcars for the Barr family. Their work quality speaks for itself and is absolutely breathtaking.
The strikingly handsome all new 1929 Pierce-Arrow cars were the first to be powered by eight cylinder engines. Their design and construction represent a wonderful blend of the marque’s traditions and state-of-the-art motoring of the time. Pierce was late in joining the American luxury automobile’s change to eight cylinder-engined cars in the 1920s, but these 1929 models showed they were well worth the wait. Coachbuilder Ray Dietrich is said to have helped design its fine distinctive lines; Studebaker, who had bought control of the company in mid-1928, made an open-ended commitment to finance an aggressive engineering and production effort.
This Convertible Coupe qualifies for events held by the Pierce-Arrow Society, AACA, VMCCA and the CCCA. For more details and information, or to schedule a live video inspection, call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade,com. We help arrange transport worldwide.
1929 Pierce-Arrow, Model 133 Eight
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