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1935 Pierce-Arrow 1245 Sedan, One of only 875 Pierce-Arrows built in 1935

Make: Other Makes
Model: 1245 Sedan
SubModel: 1245 Sedan
Type: Sedan
Trim: 1245 Sedan
Year: 1935
Mileage: 62,620
VIN: 238S442
Color: Tan
Engine: 385 V8
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Maruna
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

1935 Other Makes 1245 Sedan 1245 Sedan Additional Info:

1935 Pierce Arrow 1245 Sedan Description

1935 Pierce-Arrow 1245 Sedan

One of only 875 Pierce-Arrows built in 1935 Beautiful Maruna (mah-roon-uh) Red and Cliquot (klee-kwoh) Tan exterior New, rich leather and wood-trimmed interior Newer black vinyl roof 150hp 385 CID inline eight-cylinder engine Three-speed synchromesh manual transmission Automatic choke Four-wheel vacuum-assisted mechanical drum brakes Safety glass in all windows New piece of period trunk luggage on rear carrier 17-inch original exterior matching artillery wheels with chrome beauty rings and matching chrome Pierce 8 hubcaps riding on Lester wide whitewall tires

MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this elegant 1935 Pierce-Arrow 1245 sedan. Pierce-Arrows were stately vehicles that commanded admiration and respect and had a price tag to match. Individuals who bought the most elite Pierce-Arrows were those who were high on the social ladder and cost was not an issue.

Powering this car is a 385 cubic inch inline eight-cylinder engine making 150 horsepower. Power is transferred to the rear wheels by a three-speed manual transmission. Drivers assist features include four-wheel vacuum-assisted mechanical drum brakes. The suspension features a freewheeling solid front axle, a live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs. The 17-inch original exterior matching artillery wheels with chrome beauty rings and matching chrome Pierce 8 hub caps riding on Lester wide whitewall tires, complete the period look. Mechanical features included synchromesh transmission, safety glass in all windows and automatic choke.

This example is finished in a brilliant two-tone combination of Maruna Red and Cliquot Tan and is an excellent driver quality driver quality automobile. That is sure to impress both young and old! The front and rear chrome bumpers are tight and finish is exquisite. The hood is in very good condition, however, one of the latches on the passenger side is broken but closes securely. The grille is in very good condition as is the rear luggage carrier, equipped with a piece of period trunk luggage. The headlamps have period correct lenses and taillights are in very condition with no hazing or cracks. This Piece-Arrow has an stately appearance with hard-to-find dual mounted spare tires with matching covers.

Inside, this Pierce features a newer, rich leather upholstery and its front and rear bench seats look great in this rich oxblood finish. The matching door panels, burgundy carpet and wood-trimmed dashboard are a continuation of the striking interior and look fantastic. The burgundy headliner completes the interior and is in very good condition. The weather-stripping is good, with normal signs of wear. There is an updated addition of an oil temperature gauge mounted under the dash. The original Pierce-Arrow steering wheel is in very good condition.

The Pierce-Arrow Company launched in 1901 and by the late 1920s, experienced financial difficulties amid a changing marketplace. The company merged with Studebaker in 1928 and the results showed up in improved mechanics and styling. The merger had its benefits but by 1931, sales were in decline, as was the entire American luxury automobile market. By 1933, Pierce-Arrow was back in private hands. In 1935, Pierce-Arrow continued to offer high quality motorcars. January 2 saw the start of Model 1245 production. The federal government assisted Pierce-Arrow by purchasing two limousines with bulletproof glass for FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Pierce would go on to build just 875 cars that year. Buyers could opt for either eight-cylinders or 12-cylinder engines. These cars really incorporated some of the greatest Art Deco elements into its styling, from the headlights to the bumpers to the long, decorative hood vents.

Examples of similar cars included Cadillacs, Packards, Lincolns, Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs of the day.

Pierce-Arrow catered to every demand and request, even keeping special colors on hand for important families and only using those colors for their vehicles and no others. Most of the vehicles were custom, including the carpets, luggage, trunks, and seats. Pierce-Arrows were more than just a custom and exclusive automobile, they were also known for their quality, reliability, performance and sophistication!…GET OUT AND DRIVE!

Current mileage on the odometer shows 62,620 miles, sold as is with a clear mileage exempt title.

VIN: 238S442

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