Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fatty Arbuckle's 1919 Pierce Arrow

Fatty Arbuckle's 1919 Pierce Arrow

They certainly don't make them like this anymore. Check out this short video from CNNMoney showing off a custom built 1919 Pierce Arrow automobile. The vehicle was made for silent film star Fatty Arbuckle, at one time the most popular motion picture star - that is until a scandal ruined his career. This Pierce Arrow recently went up for auction at Barrett-Jackson. The bidding went up to $1.1 million but according to the video the reserve was not met and the vehicle was not sold.

A couple years ago on a visit to the Nethercutt Museum in Sylmar, California, I was able to get up close to another of Arbuckle's vehicles, a 1923 McFarlan. If you've never seen the Nethercutt collection, it's a real treat. The collection includes many rare and exotic vehicles, including some previously owned by Hollywood notables. You can see some snapshots from my visit to the Nethercutt Museum here

4 comments:

silverscreenings said...

That is one beee-yoo-tiful car!

Robby Cress said...

Silverscreenings,

I know! Could you imagine pulling up to the valet in Fatty's car :0

Bill said...

I want to go and tour that museum. The cars look awesome!

Traci Myers said...

Now it is in "The Auto Collections" at the Quad in Las Vegas, NV

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