1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow
Offered by Barrett-Jackson, January 15-22, 2012, Scottsdale, Arizona
Originally shown at the New York Auto Show in 1933 where it gathered much interest. A $10,000 price tag in 1933 made this a car that was definitely not for everyone, and only five were built (three survive today).
The modern-day Mercedes-Benz CLS is described as a “four-door coupe” which Mercedes would like us to think was their idea. But this car is a four-door coupe and it’s a tad older than any CLS. It features a V12 that will take this car to a then astounding 115 mph. It’s a sensational car of which very few exist. Among large 1930s American classics, they don’t come much better than this.
This particular car was restored by the Harrah Collection where it remained until 1987. When it crosses the block in January it will be coming from the Blackhawk Collection, where it sat for years with a price tag of about $1.45 million.
Update: Sold $2,200,000.