1912 Pierce Single – Las Vegas 2013

1912 Pierce Single – Las Vegas 2013

In 1909 the Pierce Motorcycle Company began production of a new breed of motorcycle in Buffalo, New York. Tracing its past from the prestigious Pierce Arrow Motor Car Company, under the direction of Percy Pierce, the company stayed true to its luxurious roots offering high quality Single- and Four- cylinder machines that commanded respect in the motorcycling world. The modern, low slung machines featured a heavy tubular frame that doubled as gas and oil tanks, hidden control cables and sprung front fork. Due to its costly price tag, the company saw extremely limited production through 1913, before going bankrupt the following year. This stunning example is offered for sale for the first time in 100 years, having been owned by a single family since 1912. It is preserved in original paint and still retains its original white, knobby tires. The machine features a massive 590cc Single Cylinder engine, almost equaling the displacement of the company’s 4-cylinder line. With its powerful engine, the company touted the Single Cylinder line as its “mountain climber.” Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via drive belt and very rare two-speed rear hub. Featured accessories include tandem seat, headlight, and horn. This is a wonderful opportunity to own one of the most original examples of one of America’s rarest and most prestigious brands. Sold with a Bill of Sale.

High Bid: $133,000
  • Lot #: 391
  • Year: 1912
  • Model: Single
  • Engine Size: 590cc
  • Engine #: 4318
  • Title Status: Bill of Sale
Auction
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2013 Las Vegas Antique Motorcycle Auction
  • January 10, 11, & 12, 2013
  • Las Vegas, Nevada