Charles Clifton of Pierce-Arrow
: A Sure Hand and a Fine Automobile
* 1933 Pierce-Arrow
Model 1236, sold, $48,700: Before going bankrupt in 1937, Pierce-Arrow
built some impressive high-class automobiles, such as this 150-horsepower V-12 sedan.
Because Bobby Jones was an amateur, he could not accept payment, so the city gave him a Pierce-Arrow
He had previously done work for automakers Pierce-Arrow
and Wills Sainte-Claire.
The neighborhood around Queens Plaza was once home to many well-recognized top tier companies, including: Pepsi-Cola, Lockheed, Breyers, Eveready Flashlights, Swingline Staples, Packard and Pierce-Arrow
Automobiles, Sunshine Biscuits, Dentyne Chicklets.
There's a geek factor here, too, a satisfaction in knowing that you're on the front edge of the smaller-displacement trend that began, oh, when Pierce-Arrow
stopped building the Model 6-66 Raceabout (13.5 liters, it was).
"It's a turn-of-the-century brass-era car reenvisioned for modern use," said Wenig, who is using the 1909 Pierce-Arrow
and Packard as inspiration.
Automobiles are Manufactured--The 38-year run of the Pierce-Arrow
Motor Company began in Buffalo in 1901.
AGrant was renowned as a hands-on manager who travelled the world with his artists, and it was on Zeppelin's first tour of the USA in 1968/69 that he discovered the 1929 Pierce-Arrow
Model B Doctor's Coupe, buying it with cash from a recently signed deal with Atlantic Records.
Suddenly, out of the mist, like an apparition, came a lemon-yellow Pierce-Arrow
limousine with seal-skin upholstery.
Motor Company, The Flight of the Arrow: Pierce-Arrow
brings World Records to America (Buffalo NY, 1933), p.
In 1909, the mighty Pierce-Arrow
66 emerged ( a giant of a machine with a 13.5-litre engine, making it one of the biggest ever American production cars.