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||CID||horsepower @ 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|
|Cadillac||75||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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