Jump to content

'34 Studebaker-based Pierce-Arrow What-If


Recommended Posts

Some thoughts on what a follow-up to the 1933 836/1236 might have looked like had Studebaker and Pierce stayed merged or otherwise worked out a sharing arrangement. Compared to the 1934 Commander this 1934 Pierce sits on a 137 inch wheelbase and uses Studebaker's longer coupe front doors, the President sedan's 4 inch longer roof and Studebaker's rear fenders. Front fenders could have either been supplied by Studebaker and modified with fender-mounted headlights or carried over from the 836/1236 and modified with a more fulsome front apron in keeping with the times. Grill could have followed either the '34 Studebaker/Silver Arrow show theme or the design established by the rest of the '34 Pierce line-up. Lots of body styles were possible including a coupe, convertible and 7-pass car.

Does anyone have any info on what type of Studebaker-based follow-up to the 836/1236 was being planned by Pierce prior to Studebaker's implosion? Planning for the '34s would have undoubtedly advanced to a fairly mature stage by early 1933 when everything began to fall apart.





Edited by Mahoning63 (see edit history)
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...