1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve / 355091 Chassis Information

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve photograph

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve photograph

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve photograph

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve photograph

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve photograph

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve photograph

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve photograph

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve photograph

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve photograph

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve photograph

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve photograph

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve photograph

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve photograph

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve
Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 355091
Sold for $418,000 at 2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island.
Sold for $302,500 at 2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey.
This 1933 Pierce-Arrow Convertible Sedan is equipped with a 175 bhp, 426 cubic inch L-Head V12 engine with a three-speed manual transmission. It also has four-wheel leaf spring suspension, solid front axle, live rear axle, and four-wheel drum brakes on a wheelbase of 137-inches.

The car was sold new in Hollywood, CA, reportedly to actress Carol Lombard. It was sold soon after her death in 1944 and was put in long-term storage. It was sold again in 1998 and restored over the next couple of years. The car is finished in a lovely shade of green with gray trim and a striking ostrich interior. It is the only 137-inch wheelbase custom LeBaron known to exist today.

This Pierce-Arrow was displayed at the 2005 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance where it was awarded with the Best American Open Car Award with similar impressive achievements at both the Radnor Hunt and Burn Prevention Concours later that year.

It is finsihed in a shade of green with gray trim and has an opulent ostrich interior.


2017 Artcurial : Retromobile

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€450,000-€550,000 
Lot was not sold

2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$300,000-$400,000 
Sale Price :
$302,500

2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$400,000-$500,000 
Sale Price :
$418,000

2019 1
2015 1
2010 2
2009 1
2007 1
2006 1
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$290,000$290,0001
2015$319,000$319,0001
2010$253,750$302,5002
2009$181,500$181,5001
2007$385,000$385,0001
2006$418,000$418,0001
2004$374,000$374,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1933 sales)
1933 Pierce-Arrow Twelve Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 3100006
Sold for $290,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve image  1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve image  
1933 Pierce-Arrow Twelve Convertible Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 3100014
Sold for $319,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve image  1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve image  
1933 Pierce-Arrow Twelve Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 355091
Sold for $302,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve image  1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve image  
1933 Pierce-Arrow V12 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 335440
Sold for $205,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
 
1933 Pierce Arrow Twelve Model 1242
Sold for $181,500
  2009 Automobiles of Arizona
1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve image  1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve image  
1933 Pierce-Arrow Twelve Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 1355046
Sold for $385,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1933 Pierce Arrow Twelve Model 1242
Chassis#: 355091
Sold for $418,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island
1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve image  1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve image  
1933 Pierce-Arrow Twelve Convertible Sedan
Sold for $374,000
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1933 Pierce-Arrow Twelve torpédo par LeBaron3550912017 Artcurial : Retromobile $450,000$550,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 12471933 LWB Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 1236 Twelve1933 Club Sedan
Chassis Num: 2075088
Engine Num: 335259
Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Convertible Roadster
Chassis Num: 3100006
Engine Num: 355193
Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Convertible Roadster
Chassis Num: 3100014
Engine Num: 355018
Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 12471933 LWB Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 3550040
Engine Num: 355074
Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 12471933 LWB Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 3550092
Engine Num: 355184
Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 355091
Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 1242 Twelve1933 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 355130
Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow 1240A  Twelve1934 Convertible Coupe
Chassis Num: 3110110
Engine Num: 400219
Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 1248 Custom Twelve1934 Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 400144
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Coachbuilder: Letourner et Marchand

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