Pierce-Arrow Twelve Convertible Sedan
The year 1931 was the third of the Studebaker/Pierce-Arrow combine, and the companies performed well together. The top-of-the-line Model 41 rode on an enormous 147-inch wheelbase, as big as the Pierce-Arrows from the teens, and Studebaker found a canny way to offer “quick-delivery” customs by contracting with the LeBaron Coachworks. LeBaron would build five bodies including a convertible sedan, a convertible victoria, a coupe, a limousine and a club sedan.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2009 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona and in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
175 bhp, 462 cu. in. L-head V12 engine with three-speed manual transmission, four-wheel leaf spring suspension, solid front axle, live rear axle and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 139".
Source: RM Auctions
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