This 1933 Pierce-Arrow 1242, Serial #3525042, Engine #355159, is one of just two seven-passenger sedans on the current Pierce-Arrow Registry; a total of 157 were produced. Beginning in the early 1990s, this vehicle received a decade-long, concours-quality restoration. The engine is a 461.8 ci, 175 hp V-12. The vehicle’s pristine interior is upholstered in Bedford Wool with leather piping and Wilton carpet. During the paint process 13 coats of paint—eight color and five clear coats—were painstakingly applied. Included with this car are rare original components, including the original hood ornament, glass headlight lenses and Tripp lights. This restoration was a personal labor of love by decorated Shelby Trans-Am and Group 44 race team driver John McComb. The vehicle is a multiple award winner, including AACA 1st Junior in Ft. Lauderdale, AACA First Senior Duryea winner in Winchester, VA, both in 2000; participated in the Concours d’Elegance of the Eastern United States in 2001; and best of show at Rhinebeck in 2007. This vehicle has been featured in Hemmings Classic Car Magazine’s August 2006 issue and the Hemmings Motor News blog in April of 2015.
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