1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 81 

Upgraded V-12, Meadow Brook Best in Class

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- Very rare rumble seat Sport Coupe coachwork
- 1 of 4 Sport Coupes known to have been built
- Best in Class at Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance
- Upgraded V-12 engine
- Synchromesh 3-speed transmission
- Automatic restart or Startix
- Column-mounted timing adjustment for starting
- Rumble seat, luggage trunk
- Parking lights, vacuum assist temperature gauge
- Yellow painted wire wheels, wide whitewall tires
- Chrome trim rings and V-12 center caps
- Dual side mount spares with covers and mirrors
- Iconic Pierce-Arrow Archer mascot
- Known ownership from 1934-Present
- Owned by the Steinberger family from 1934-1971
- Owned by Dr. Leo Parnagian from 1971 to the late 1980s
- Dr. Parnagian was the National President of the Pierce Arrow Society and Chief Judge. Additionally, he was National President and former president of The Brass Chapter of the VMCCA
- Dr. Parnagian completed the car's first restoration in 1986 and took first in class at Meadow Brook and Greenfield Village
- Purchased from Panagian by Dee Howard, who performed a frame-off restoration and installed the upgraded V-12 engine
- After Howard's restoration, the car won first place at Meadow Brook
- Part the Ted Lee Collection since 2008
- Two-time First Place winner at Keels and Wheels
- Noted Pierce-Arrow restorer Ron Blissit from Norman, Oklahoma has worked on the engine to ensure the car will run at highway speeds, cruise in parades or idle without overheating

Reference Number 515060

as of 2/17/2018

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Car 1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 81
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