Pierce-Arrow 7-Passenger Touring Car
Powered by Pierce’s powerful 432 cubic inch T-head four-cylinder engine, the 1909 Model PP enjoyed a 124-inch wheelbase, sufficient to accommodate the luxurious seven passenger coachwork which an increasingly affluent clientele wanted even in the wake of the 1907 Copper Panic. With shaft drive, 4-speed sliding gear transmission and dual trembler coil and magneto ignition, the Pierce PP’s individually cast cylinders bolted to a strong aluminum crankcase. Shaft drive to the rear wheels with dual contracting band and expanding shoe drum brakes and semi-elliptical leaf spring suspension on 36-inch diameter wheels completed the conventional but elegantly crafted package that made Pierce’s 40hp Great Arrow a favorite of discerning clients.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2009 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona and in August 2009 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
40 ALAM horsepower, 432 cu. in. T-head inline four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, live axle suspension with semi-elliptical leaf springs, dual contracting band and expanding shoe rear-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 124".
Source: RM Auctions
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