Comments - Unique of the Week: Gold-Plated 1920 Pierce-Arrow 48

Published: Nov 19, 2011
Description: Back in the day, Pierce-Arrow was the go-to automaker for celebrities and presidents. Many may not realize it, but the small automaker was known at the time as a builder of expensive luxury cars. They...
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Description: In 1905, they even won an endurance race from New York City to Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. In 1909, President William Howard Taft placed an order for two Pierce-Arrows for the use of state occasions...
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Luis Lujan Nov 19, 2011
It was Theodore Roosevelt who first took a spin in a motorcade of sorts, but official transportation? I don't know.
Description: In 1914, the automaker introduced what became their most enduring piece of styling. They moved the headlights from the more traditional location on both sides of the radiator into flare housings molde...
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Description: And thanks to another CarBuzz reader, we've been sent the advert for this 1920 Pierce-Arrow 48. This three-passenger coupe, however, is not like any other Pierce-Arrow. Its body panels, normally ...
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Tj Blankenship Nov 21, 2011
Mansory's very first victim. ;)
Devin Babyn Nov 20, 2011
Not luxury? Did you see that interior it's amazing lol
Fred Anidem Nov 20, 2011
this was luxury... lol. not in my eyes. To each his own right. I wonder what the future gen would say when they see our generations luxury car. bet they would say the same thing.
Jenni Boden Nov 19, 2011
Was it owned by Lil Wayne's grandpa?
Description: Custom-built for salt-mining entrepreneur Emerson Carey, it was given more customization by its next owner. In 1945 he began the work that resulted in the finished product and called it the "Hope...
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Phil Johnson Nov 19, 2011
Can you imagine how massive those pistons must be?!
Devin Babyn Nov 19, 2011
Haha my dad got mad at me for saying this thing has an i6 he says it's an i8. My grandpa borrowed it off my greatgrandma and raced someone in it... There was so much torque it corkscrewed the driveshaft
Clint Edwards Nov 19, 2011
525 I6? That's enormous. Imagine the torque on that thing
Description: With only 5,116 miles on the odometer, this thing is truly a gem and we only hope its new owner won't keep it locked up away from public view again.

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Chris Benson Nov 19, 2011
I'd have to at least put some boots on the spark plugs. Regardless if it came that way or not.
Jean Padilla Nov 19, 2011
81 years will do that to metal