Evaluation: Gorgeous paint, brilliant chrome, lovely upholstery, beautiful interior woodwork, tight top. Impossible to fault. Fresh, impeccable and beautiful. Most recently restored in 2015, CCCA First Junior and President’s Cup in 2015, Pebble Beach in 2016 and more. Charles Gillet collection.
Bottom Line: A brilliant, elegant, luxurious motor car restored and then maintained to concours standards. Compared with comparable marques from the period this is a serious value in style, quality, restoration and preservation. The final bid well over the pre-sale high estimate may appear to be generous but this Pierce-Arrow deserves every penny of the result it brought.