1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 Convertible Sedan / 231676 Vehicle Information

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 photograph

1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 541932 Pierce-Arrow Model 541932 Pierce-Arrow Model 541932 Pierce-Arrow Model 541932 Pierce-Arrow Model 541932 Pierce-Arrow Model 541932 Pierce-Arrow Model 541932 Pierce-Arrow Model 541932 Pierce-Arrow Model 541932 Pierce-Arrow Model 541932 Pierce-Arrow Model 541932 Pierce-Arrow Model 541932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54
Sold for $77,000 at 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company.
Sold for $126,500 at 2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions.
Sold for $143,000 at 2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
1932 was a big year for the Pierce-Arrow Company as new body styles were adopted across the range. The list of changes included rakish windscreens and fender-mounted headlamps.

This Convertible Sedan Model 54 is painted in soft yellow with butterscotch trim. There is a black interior, a 316 cubic-inch L-head eight-cylinder engine, and a four-speed selective sliding manual gearbox. There is the proper Delco-Remy distributor, Edison spark plugs and the Bendix Startix automatic starter, which had been added to the Pierce-Arrow line in 1932. There are dual side-mount spares and a rear-mounted trunk. The car rides on 18-inch Budd steel artillery wheels with the Pierce 8 hubcaps. The hood emblem is the archer mascot with the W.N. Schnell name imprinted on the base.

Inside, there is a lever for the freewheeling ride control and one for the ride-control shock absorbers. The rear compartment is spacious and comfortable with armrests and ashtrays.

In 2009, this Model 54 was brought to the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona where it was offered without reserve and estimated to sell for $70,000 - $90,000. The lot was sold for the sum of $77,000 including buyer's premium.

Later in the year, it was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $125,000 - $150,000. The lot was sold for the sum of $126,500, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2010


2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $100,000-USD $130,000 
Sale Price :
USD $143,000

2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $125,000-USD $150,000 
Sale Price :
USD $126,500

2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $70,000-USD $90,000 
Sale Price :
USD $77,000

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
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Coachbuilder: Brunn
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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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