1927 Pierce Arrow Model 36 Tourer

Last updated on September 5, 2021

Today’s car is the third car in the Frankel Collection. It is a 1927 Pierce Arrow Model 36 Tourer.  It is 1 of 1400 cars built in 1927.  Acquired in 1964 this aluminum bodied car is done in two-tone green with a tan canvas top and brown leather interior.  While it was out of fashion by 1927, the 414 cubic-inch T-head featured 24 valves and twin ignition to produce an impressive 100 HP with a 3-speed manual gearbox and vacuum boosted mechanical brakes at all four corners. This example also has unique features that set it apart, including rear-mounted spare wheels, and the rarely-seen separate-mounted drum headlamps, which were a factory option in place of Pierce’s typical fender-mounted lamps. The asking price was $63,500.00.  I drove this car and remember having to double clutch between gears.  Fun drive and another great car.  There are 2 more cars in this collection see you Monday for car number 4..
Thanks for riding along. Frank

The following pictures are from Hyman LTD when they were offering “The Frankel Collection“.

The simulated woodgrain dash houses an array of original Waltham instruments and original Bakelite switchgear.