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


Silver Screenings said...

That is one beee-yoo-tiful car!

Robby Cress said...


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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