Hershey | Lot 380

1929 Pierce-Arrow Model 125 Roadster

$82,500 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania

11 October 2019

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  • A well-preserved older restoration ideal for touring
  • Fitted with a 1930 Pierce-Arrow engine block
  • Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic
  • Eligible for all CARavans and Club Events

Because the Pierce-Arrow has been gone from our midst for so long, some tend to forget what a remarkable automobile it was. In addition to providing an elegant and refined way to get from here to there, the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company made very important contributions to the history of the industry, pioneering in power braking as well as remarkable early experiments in light alloy construction, streamlined bodywork, and power steering.

This 1929 Pierce-Arrow was discovered on a ranch in central Oregon in 1965 by Ray Rumford. He then contacted Sam Merrell, who purchased the car. Merrell brought it to Beaverton, Oregon, and put it in storage until 1993. The former owner of the car transferred ownership, but not possession, and it was he who arranged for the restoration over a period of five years. The wood structure was meticulously rebuilt by Ray Graber of San Diego and the interior by Ken and Cindy Nemanic. The previous owner took possession six years ago; however, it was not in operating condition, and a 1930 Pierce-Arrow engine block was fitted at that time.

This sporting Pierce-Arrow is a well-preserved older restoration ideal for touring, finished in tan with brown fenders and beltline, a tan canvas top, and matching tan leather interior. It is equipped with dual side-mount spares, trunk rack, and whitewall tires. It is one of 8,422 units produced by Pierce-Arrow for 1929 and was priced at $2,875 when new. It rides on a 133 in. wheelbase, and power is supplied by Pierce-Arrow’s smooth 125 hp inline eight-cylinder engine.

A 1964 State of Louisiana inspection sticker and 1965 AACA Glidden Tour decals on the windshield provide a glimpse of its earlier history. Ideal for touring, this vehicle is eligible for all CCCA CARavans and events.

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