For more than three decades the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company of Buffalo, New York was among the most respected and renowned automakers in America. Hard as it may seem to believe, the company responsible for producing the grandest of luxury cars began by building bird cages. From household products, the company turned to bicycles and then to automobiles shortly after the turn of the 20th century.
This 100 year-old Pierce-Arrow has been in the same family since 1950. It was sold new in Delaware to G. Winchester, later passing to Victor duPont, also from Delaware. duPont sold the car to well-known collector, Tom Marshall, who sold it to the current owner's father, William Ball in 1950. The car was used and enjoyed quite a bit from 1950 to 1970, by the current owner's father. In 1957, it was awarded the AACA 'Most Typical Glidden Car Award' after running the tour that year. The tour started in Virginia and ended at the 1957 Hershey Fall Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The car was initially purchased by George Winchester, then sold to Victor F. DuPont, both from Wilmington, Delaware. Next, it was sold to T.C. Marshall of Yorklyn, Delaware.
The car was apart from 1970 until 2000; then the family began a nine-year long restoration process. It was shown at the 2009 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, its first time out. Since then, the car has been to the Gettysburg, PA AACA National Meet, the Radnor Hunt Councours, St. Michael's Concours and the Hagley Museum Car show. It was honored with a National AACA Award in 2010.Also photographed at :