This Pierce-Arrow Model 41 Limousine was custom-built for Fred Beebe of Cape Cod, MA, an eighty-year-old multi-millionaire and life-long bachelor who lived with his brother and sister at their vast family estate, actually ordered two nearly identical vehicle; one in blue and one in red.
Mr. Beebe ordered this car to be just like his 1913 Pierce-Arrow, both in appearance and appointments, and he specified very detailed measurements and requirements. It was ordered without Pierce-Arrow's most recognizable feature - headlights which flare into the fenders - but was given traditional headlights. It was also ordered with brass hardware throughout, carriage lamps, a roof rack, foot warmer, ceiling netting to accommodate top hats, and two passenger-to-chauffeur telephones. Another unique feature was the windshield wipers that run from side-to-side.
The car was purchased directly from Mr. Beebe's family and had always been chauffeur-driven and maintained, and remains in its unrestored, original condition today.
The car carried an original factory price of $9500 and rests on a 147-inch wheelbase. Powering the car is an 8-cylinder engine rated at 132 horsepower.