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Pierce-Arrow Limousine

2006.44.505 (RS11774)

Description

Limousine with enclosed body. Painted black with chrome trim and monogrammed "SWP" doors. there are four doors and one trunk. The driver's and passenger windows are made of early safety glass, which has discolored and frizzled. The chrome archer mascot in the center of the hood is missing his bow and arrow. There are two spare tires located on either side of the hood, just behind the fender mounted headlights (a Pierce-Arrow trademark). The front grill and front and rear bumpers are made of chrome. The framework of the car is constructed out of northern white ash and covered by nineteen gage steel panels. The limousine has a 12-cylinder engine and a 147 inch wheelbase. The 1603 series was redesigned to be more aerodynamic and modern looking. The interior of the limousine is separated into two sections by a window between the driver's and passenger section. The driver's seat is a single leather bench seat. The passenger compartment has a single bench seat across the rear of the car upholstered in gray broadcloth. There are two folding jump seats that fold into the back of the driver's seat when not in use. The interior upholstery has suffered extensive moth and rodent damage. The limousine has not been restored and the paint, leather and upholstery are original.

Details

Maker
Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company (Manufacturer)
Date
1936
Inscriptions
"SWP" (Painted on all four doors)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
chrome steel
cloth
glass (material)
leather
rubber (material)
safety glass
steel (alloy)
white ash (wood)
Object type
Land Transportation -- Motorized
Places
Buffalo (Erie county, New York state)
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Automobile
chrome steel
cloth
glass (material)
leather
limousines
rubber (material)
safety glass
steel (alloy)
white ash (wood)
Dimensions
69 8/16 x 73 8/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.505
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
175137

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