After only a short period of time in business, the Pierce-Arrow Company became known as one of America's premiere manufacturers of luxury automobiles. By 1907, they were building four- and six-cylinder automobiles. A few years later, they would only produce two sizes of six-cylinder models. Their cars were durable and reliable, a reputation they proved by successfully driving on the 1907 Glidden Tour and completing the tour.
This 1929 Pierce-Arrow Model 143 Convertible Coupe features one of the first eight cylinder engines which produced 125 horsepower. The car is known as the Model 143, which refers to the wheelbase length. This example has a convertible coupe body which was built in-house by Pierce-Arrow. When new it sold for $3,750.