Pierce-Arrow Specifications

Pierce-Arrow was always known for its superb craftsmanship and ultimate luxury. Along with Packard and Peerless, it was one of the fabled "three Ps" of U.S. automotive royalty. Take a look at the chart below to see how Pierce-Arrow specifications compared with some of the other luxury liners'.

Make Series Wheelbase (inches)
Engine Type CIDhorsepower @ rpm No. M/B* B/A (square inches)**Price (Limo)
Production
Pierce-Arrow 1601 139/144 L-head I-8 385 150 @ 3400 9 342$3,650
787
Pierce-Arrow 1603 147 L-head V-12 462 185 @ 3400 7 342$4,995

Packard 1405 144 L-head I-8 385 150 @ 3200 9 240$3,580
1330
Packard 1408 144 L-head V-12 473 175 @ 3200 4 284$4,485
682
Lincoln K 145 L-head V-12 414 150 @ 3400 4 335$4,700
1459
Cadillac75 138 L-head I-8 346 135 @ 3400 3 270$2,995
3227
Cadillac 85 138 ohv V-12 368 150 @ 3600 4 270$3,695
651

*number of main bearings
**total effective braking area
prices in contemporary dollars

Sources: MoToR Annual Show Number, November 1935; NADA Official Used Car Guide, January 1937; The Production Figure Book for U.S. Cars.

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