Pierce-Arrow 4-Passenger Opera Coupe
In contrast to rivals Peerless and Packard, which introduced a V8 and the “Twin Six” respectively in 1916, Pierce-Arrow held firm to tried-and-true six-cylinder power through 1927. And what a six it was. But for the smaller, lighter and less-expensive Model 80 that was introduced in 1925, Pierce-Arrow’s trademark sixes were large and powerful T-head affairs with four valves per cylinder and dual ignition systems.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
100 bhp, 414 cu. in. T-head six-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and vacuum-boosted four-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 138"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Simon Clay