In 1931, Pierce-Arrow built some of the finest automobiles offered for sale in America—and at the top of the Buffalo, New York marque’s range was the dignified Model 41. Riding on a grand, 147-inch wheelbase, the Model 41 was propelled by a 132-horsepower inline-eight, the most powerful motor in its class. A new, deeper radiator shell and heightened brightwork, along with a fresh rendition of the famed archer radiator mascot, distinguished these new Pierce-Arrows even before bodywork entered the picture.
One of the most elegant yet sporting body designs ever to clothe Pierce-Arrow chassis was the Convertible Victoria built by the highly regarded coachbuilder LeBaron. Only approximately 25 LeBaron bodies of various configurations were ordered by the manufacturer in total. According to research by Pierce-Arrow Society historian Bernard Weis, 13 examples from the group survive. The featured Convertible Victoria is one of very few built in this style, and the only example of its kind known to exist today.