BARN FIND!! Pierce Arrow DeLuxe Sight Seeing Bus w Special Roof poor condition
Price: US $52,500.00 Item location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Model: Pierce Arrow Deluxe with Z Chassis
- SubModel: BUS
- Type: Bus
- Trim: Deluxe
- Year: 1924
- Mileage: 9,000
- VIN: 1111
- Engine size: 6 cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1924 Other Makes Pierce Arrow Deluxe with Z Chassis BUSPierce Arrow Type 2 – De Luxe Sight-Seeing Bus Buffalo body with Special Roof: pretty much complete but obviously needs a bottom up complete restoration that will cost 10 of thousands of dollars. What you see is what you get. I believe this is one of two of these busses left in the world. Engine is out. Will add pictures soon. Has only only 9000 and some odd miles on it but still will need a complete overhaul. Call 208 512 2977 with questions.
First picture is the back in the day picture of the actual bus being sold here.
“Designed for sight-seeing work among the mountains and canyons that surround Salt Lake City, this Pierce-Arrow de luxe bus shows the possibilities of the adaption of Buffalo bodies to special work.
“The large plate glass windows found in the roof are of special interest, enabling overhead vision. Another feature of the roof construction is the pull curtains in the interior which allow the glass windows to be covered when not in use.
“A large fleet of these busses is now in use in Salt Lake City, being operated by the Pierce-Arrow Sightseeing Company. They are finished in shining white enamel and each bus is individualized by a name that is typically ‘Utah’ such as: Bee Hive, Sego Lily, Seagull, Silver, Copper, etc.
“Each bus has a front entrance and a lengthwise aisle between two rows of upholstered seats. At the rear is an observation platform similar to those found on Pullman observation cars. It is shaded with an awning and provided with revolving chairs.
“Details of Construction
“Lighting - Six dome lights are provided, one tell-tale stop light and four riding lights, with purple lens. Automatic step light is found at the service door. All lights are controlled by switches convenient to the driver. Passengers may signal to driver by means of parallel cords at the roof which operate a buzzer. A cigar lighter is found in the rear.
“Roof - Constructed of cross bows, suitably reinforced with iron braces, with three ply veneer on top, insuring great strength and rigidity. The roof is then covered with heavy oil duck and painted.
“Eighteen plate glass windows, each 18" square are provided, each extending as close to the outside of the roof as possible.
“Seats - Seven seats, each seating two passengers, are provided in the main section of the bus. One large single chair is located next to driver. Two longitudinal seats, each seating three people, are placed over wheelhousing. The single chair next to the driver and three rear chairs have revolving pedestals. This plan provides seats for 24 passengers and the driver.”