1931 Pierce Arrow 8-43 Club Sedan

Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
(636) 600-4600

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8 cyl.

St. Louis, Missouri



Year 1931
Mileage 90622
Engine 8 cyl.
Doors 4
Transmission Three-spee
Make Pierce-Arrow
Model Other

Other 1931

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Red and Cream
Interior Color Russet


1931 Pierce-Arrow 8-43 Club Sedan

Out of the John Porbeck Estate, right here in St. Louis Missouri
John owned this Pierce since 1997
Older correct restoration that is in remarkable condition
Claimed top speed of 85 mph!
366 CID inline eight-cylinder engine with nine main bearings and Stromberg UU-2 carburetor
Three-speed manual transmission
Red and cream exterior with a russet-colored interior
Wood-spoke and metal wheels within wide whitewall tires

One of the luxury giants of the 1920s and 1930s, Pierce-Arrow, along with Peerless and Packard, oozed luxury. We at MotoeXotica Classic Cars are pleased to offer this very handsome 1931 Pierce-Arrow 8-43 Club Sedan. The 8-43 Pierce-Arrow model stickered for $2,785 when new and the company claimed a top speed of 85 miles per hour! This particular Pierce is fromthe John Porbeck Estate, right here in St. Louis Missouri. John owned this car since 1997 and we also have his1934 Pierce Arrow 1240A Five-Passenger Sedan offered up for sale.

The red and cream paint and metal trim on this car are in very good order overall. We found a minor blemish on the left hood. The windows and windshield are clear and crack-free. All of the lights, including the fog lights, are in good shape despite the patina. The car rides along factory wood spoke and metal wheels, surrounded by wide whitewall bias-ply tires, sized 6.00/6.50-19. The body panels are straight and solid and in fantastic shape, even the rubberized roof. Theres no trunk in the rear or faired-in cargo area on this vehicle. There is, however, a side-mounted spare tire on the passenger side and the engine bay is in tidy condition.

Under the hood is a 366 CID straight eight-cylinder engine with nine main bearings and a Stromberg UU-2 carburetor, linked to a three-speed manual transmission.

Open the drivers door and a russet-colored interior greets you. The bench seats are in very good order and the matching carpet is in decent condition. The russet headliners condition mirrors that of the seats. The instrument panel and four-spoke steering wheel are in good condition. There is a hand-crank for the windshield wipers. Currently the temp gauge is inoperable. The mirror glass and shift lever are in good order. The window sills are finished in gorgeous wood, metal grab handles for easy passenger ingress and egress, and there is a tray on either side of the rear compartment to cater to the passengers.

In 1928, theStudebakerCorporation ofSouth Bend, Indiana, gained control of the Buffalo firm. The association was to last for five years, with moderate benefits to both companies' engineering departments, which continued to function as separate entities.Pierce-Arrow also gained a dealer network, as the cars were sold through Studebaker dealerships. Under Studebaker's ownership, Pierce-Arrow retired the venerable six-cylinder engine and in 1929 introduced an L-headstraight-eight engine, which displaced 366 cubic inches.

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 90,622 miles since the gauges were tested and reset. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, exempt mileage title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!


VIN: 137N204

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