1936 Pierce Arrow Country Club 2dr Roadster

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You are bidding on a 1936 Pierce Arrow Country Club 2dr Roadster (Titled VIN 2215225). This 1936 Pierce Arrow has been an Iowa car since the 1950’s and possibly longer. After consulting with a Pierce Arrow expert, it is believed that there are only three, 1936 Country Club Roadsters in existence. The car was owned by Allan Atherton, an antique car collector from Dexter, Iowa, for close to 30 years. In the early 1980’s, at the height of the farm crisis in Iowa, Mr. Atherton was forced to liquidate most of his antique car collection. This is when Mr. Quam purchased the car from the bank in Dexter, Iowa. It was Mr. Atherton that chose the colors for this car. In talking with his family, they confirmed what Mr. Quam always had said, that the color scheme of this car was based on a Butternut Coffee can of the era. The color change was made when the car was restored in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s, while in Mr. Atherton’s possession. Mr. Atherton’s family has provided photos of the car during their ownership including a photo of the car in a parade with the Governor of Iowa riding in the rumble seat. None of Mr. Atherton’s family can recall where the car came exactly from when their father purchased it nor what color it was before it was restored. Grant Quam drove the car extensively, including a Cross Country Pierce Arrow Tour beginning in Binghamton, New York, in about 1995. Before embarking on this trip, Mrs. Quam (Betty) insisted that she would go with her husband on the trip, but only if the car had air conditioning. In order to accomplish this, a 12-volt electrical system was installed to run parallel to the 6-volt system. An “under dash” air conditioner was installed along with an AM-FM Cassette deck and a CB radio. All of these items can easily be removed and everything returned to original, as the original parts are still in place. During the Cross Country Tour, the car was involved in a minor accident that proved quite expensive to repair. The car was sent to a restoration shop in Wisconsin where the damaged area was stripped, repaired and all body work done. The car was returned to Ames, where it was completely repainted back to the “Butternut Coffee” colors. The bill for painting alone was over $18,000. This car has an overdrive that makes it a very nice car on the highway, capable of keeping up with modern traffic. It's a great car that was driven and enjoyed. The car has the big Straight 8 cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive and 139 inch wheel base. It has wire spoke wheels, dual side mount spares with metal covers and side golf club doors. The car has a black convertible top with the Butternut Coffee Can Orange and Gold paint, with a unique story. The chrome and stainless are in very good condition. There are two aluminum trim pieces that go on each side of the lower radiator cowl that are not shown in the photos, but are included with the car. The Black interior has a pleather bench seat and panels, with Gold carpet. The car also has dual side mounted mirrors and a clock in the glove compartment door. There are 10,674 miles on the odometer. This car is in excellent condition that runs and drives quite well, as it is. This is a Very Rare, outstanding and Impressive car that needs nothing more than to be driven and enjoyed. Since Mr. Quam has owned the car, it has been kept in a Climate Controlled building. Beautiful Car and would be a Great addition to any collection. According to the appraiser for this Car Collection, this car would be rated as a Strong Condition 3 on the Standard Grading Scale for collector cars. This is part of the Grant J Quam Collection Auction in Boone, IA on September 26, 2015. This is a Very RARE CAR AND IS BEING SOLD SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION OF FAMILY. BUT THEY WANT ALL THESE TO BE TREASURED AND GO TO NEW HOMES. All items are Selling AS IS and ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND either expressed or implied by the Seller or Auctioneers. Statements made Day of Sale take precedence over written advertisements. NO EXCEPTIONS. Buyers are responsible for all shipping arrangements and costs. Buyer is responsible for Liability and Storage after purchase. Auction Company can arrange for an outside Storage Company to house vehicle(s) for up to 10 days at Buyers expense if required. Buyers Please review all information and bid accordingly. Onsite Bidders: Cash, Check with Proof of Funds Validation Letter (refer to Terms in Website for more detail on this) or Credit Card with Adm. Fee. Online Buyers have separate terms for Money Wires and Verified Funds. Please Reference Website for Complete Terms and Conditions for both onsite and online Buyers. 605-2017005 for more information

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This item is part of The Grant J. Quam Collection Auction
 Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 | 10:00 AM  Central
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1936 Pierce Arrow Country Club 2dr Roadster
1936 Pierce Arrow Country Club 2dr Roadster
Lot number: 13Q
Seller: VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC
Event: The Grant J. Quam Collection Auction
Ends: Saturday, September 26 | 10:00 AM  Central

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