The 1927 Model 36 Phaeton is elegance in motion. A long-established mark of high quality, the Pierce-Arrow is a magnificent automobile to drive. It has a powerful six-cylinder engine with dual overhead cams and a dual ignition. Etched glass, nickel-plated instruments and lamps and a dramatic paint scheme evoke the glamour of the era. The fender headlights are a trademark of the Pierce-Arrow brand. Sought after by American presidents, royal families, celebrities and others of great power and influence, Pierce-Arrows are synonymous with unparalled refinement and luxury. A scene from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, "This Side of Paradise" takes place in a Pierce-Arrow. In 1932 a Pierce-Arrow racing prototype shattered the land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.