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1932-1938 Pierce-Arrow Twelve


1932-1938 Pierce-Arrow Twelve Specifications
One could argue that the Pierce-Arrow had one of the most beautiful dashboards of its era, what with all the wood, the gauges nicely integrated in their own panel, and just the right touch of bright trim.
One could argue that the Pierce-Arrow had one of the most beautiful dashboards of its era, what with all the wood, the gauges nicely integrated in their own panel, and just the right touch of bright trim.
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The 1932-1938 Pierce-Arrow Twelves were the leading luxury cars of their time. They were known for their powerful, 12-cylinder engines.

Keep reading for 1932-1938 Pierce Arrow Twelve Specifications.

Specifications

Engine: 80-degree V-12; L-head; 5.1:1-6.4:1 compression ratio; twin Stromberg carbs at first, dual downdraft with automatic choke beginning 1933 1932 398 cid, 140 bhp; 429 cid, 150 bhp 1933 429 cid, 160 bhp 1933-35 462 cid, 175 bhp 1936-38 462 cid, 185 bhp

Transmission: 3-speed manual, initially with free wheeling; overdrive 1936-38

Suspension: Rigid axles, semi-elliptic springs

Brakes: Internal mechanical, power-assisted beginning 1933

Wheelbase (in.): 136, 137, 139, 142, 144, 147, depending upon model

Weight (lbs): 4,650-6,000

Top speed (mph): 90 +

Production: 1932 2,692 1933 2,152 1934 1,740 1935 875 1936 787 1937 167 1938 17 (includes 8- and 12-cylinder cars)

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