Pierce-Arrow Model 41 7-Passenger All Weather Tourer

For its top-line Model 41 cars of 1931, Pierce-Arrow used the 147-inch wheelbase length to revive the splendor of the Model 66, which was discontinued after 1918. These largest models also included a new 132-hp inline eight-cylinder motor, the most powerful eight-cylinder engine in its class. A thick single-bar front bumper clearly announced the Model 41’s exclusivity.

The 1931 Pierce-Arrow model line included other visual cues. A deeper radiator shell and heightened brightwork effectively offset the growing trend to more restrained exterior colors, while a new, bareheaded archer radiator mascot was also introduced. Technical innovations for 1931 included freewheeling, which allowed for downhill coasting without the need to disengage the transmission or depress the clutch pedal.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

132 bhp, 384.8 cu. in. L-head eight-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission with freewheeling, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 147".

Source: RM Auctions

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