1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 Convertible Sedan / 1051148 Vehicle Information

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54
Sold for $117,600 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
This Pierce-Arrow Model 54 Convertible Sedan became part of the Leon-Hackney Collection in 1981. It has a 125 horsepower inline eight-cylinder engine installed in the 137-inch wheelbase chassis. It has a history that traces back to 1954, when it was registered in New York State by Donald and Joan Davis. Mrs. Davis sold the Pierce in 1973 to Ray and Dave Lipka, who restored it in black and silver with a red leather interior, and installed a correct 1932 engine. It was shown at the Pierce-Arrow Society's National Meet in 1978, winning the Vanderveer Trophy for Best of Show.

After the Pierce became part of the Leon-Hackney Collection, it was shown again at the Pierce-Arrow Society's National Meet in 1981. A year later, it was shown at Meadowbrook and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Additional restoration work was undertaken in the late 1980s. In 1986 it was driven in the Bicentennial CARavan, covering about 900 miles. Berta Leon-Hackney drove it in 2006 in the Heart of Texas CARavan.

The car currently has an older restoration with 20,547 miles.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2019


2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $100,000-USD $150,000 
Sale Price :
USD $117,600

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 Club Brougham
Chassis#: 230685
Sold for USD$67,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 1051148
Sold for USD$117,600
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 image  
1932 PIERCE-ARROW EIGHT MODEL 54 5-PASSENGER SEDAN
Chassis#: 1050947
Sold for USD$4,620
  2013 Preserving the Automobile : An Auction at the Simeone Foundation
 
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$143,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 image  1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 image  
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 Club Brougham
Chassis#: 1050728
Sold for USD$57,200
  2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 image  1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 image  
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 105843
Sold for USD$88,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 image  1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 image  
1932 Pierce Arrow Model 54
Chassis#: 231676
Sold for USD$126,500
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 image  1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 image  
1932 Pierce Arrow Model 54
Sold for USD$77,000
  2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 image  1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 image  
1932 Pierce Arrow 54 Passenger Sedan
Sold for USD$30,000
  2009 Boca Raton, FL - Kruse
 
1932 PIERCE ARROW MODEL 54
Chassis#: 231593
Sold for USD$36,500
  2007 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions - November 18, 2007
 
1932 PIERCE ARROW MODEL 54
Chassis#: 231593
Sold for USD$56,000
  2007 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions - February 23-25, 2007
 
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 Club Brougham
Chassis#: 1050728
Sold for USD$57,200
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 image  1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 image  
1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 Conv. Sedan
Sold for USD$99,000
  2003 Carail Museum
 
1932 PIERCE ARROW MODEL 54 RUMBLESEAT COUPE
Sold for USD$62,000
  2002 Kruse Auction - Tulsa, OK
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1932 PIERCE ARROW MODEL 54 COUPE 2018 McCormick's Auction # 64$75,000  
1932 PIERCE ARROW MODEL 54 CLUB BROUGHAM 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$33,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 54
1932 Dual Windshield Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 54
1932 Dual Windshield Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Brunn

Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 54
1932 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron

Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 54
1932 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 1051148
Engine Num: 230916
Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 54
1932 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 105843

Chassis information for the Pierce-Arrow Model 54
1932 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 231676

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54

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