Sunday, June 10, 2012

SOOC Sunday - - 1933 Pierce Arrow

Saturday I met my friend Yogi and his faithful companion SuperPizzaBoy at the Expo Center for the Leake Auto Auction.   I love cars old and new and here were hundreds of beautiful automobiles, antiques, hotrods, and customs.  It is fair to say that some of these will be popping up in our respective blogs over the next few weeks.

I would wager that very few cars have the style and panache of a 1933 Pierce Arrow. Pierce-Arrows were stately vehicles that commanded admiration and respect and had a price tag to match. The individuals who bought the most elite Pierce-Arrows were individuals that were high on the social ladder and for whom cost was not an issue. The Pierce-Arrow catered to every demand and request, even keeping special colors on hand for important families and only using those colors for those vehicles and non-others. Most of the vehicle was custom, including the carpets, luggage, trunks, and seats. The Pierce-Arrows were more than just a custom and exclusive automobile, they were also known for their quality, reliability, performance, and sophistication. The going price for a Pierce Arrow was from $2500 and $3500.

Straight Out Of the Camera (SOOC) is a meme for photos that have not been tweaked or altered. In other words, straight out of the camera.

More Straight out of the Camera  Sunday


DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

I have GOT to mark my calendar and get over to Tulsa for one of these auctions.

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

I think I'd look pretty good being chauffeured around in one of those.
I certainly couldn't drive one as I'd be in danger of a heart attack in case I bumped into something.
Beautiful old car.

elleona said... [Reply to comment]

De magnifiques photos pour une voiture mythique, quand même réservée aux plus riches de la planète de l'époque !

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

That is definitely a SHINY auto! Very classy - great photos!

PerthDailyPhoto said... [Reply to comment]

J'adore! That is definitely the most glamorous vehicle I've seen, if it's as fabulous inside (which i strongly suspect it would be)it looks like total luxury and such an elegant colour! I'm thinking to buy that car today would be a lot more than the $25000 way back then surely. Beautifully shown here Bill.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

That was a beauty, the cars were amazing. Also amazing is that they look so good after all these years.