Helpful Holiday Gift Suggestions From the L.A. Daily Mirror (Updated)

Fatty Arbuckle’s 1919 Pierce Arrow, via Hemmings Motor News.


As the countdown to the holidays begins, the L.A. Daily Mirror will offer occasional gift suggestions. Here’s an item that is sure to surprise your favorite car buff or vintage film fan. This is Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle’s 1919 Pierce Arrow. According to the vendor, the chassis for this vehicle was delivered to Don Lee Coach and Bodyworks in Los Angeles in 1918 and customized in a design by Harley Earl.

Price? You’re going to ask about the price? It’s listed as “inquire.”

Note: I didn’t notice before, but the car seems to have right-hand drive. How curious.

May 2, 1920, Arbuckle's Pierce Arrow

And here is Arbuckle at the wheel of his machine, in a photo published in The Times on May  2, 1920.

May 2, 1920, Arbuckle's Pierce Arrow

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4 Responses to Helpful Holiday Gift Suggestions From the L.A. Daily Mirror (Updated)

  1. Eve says:

    I’m holding out for Vernon Castle’s Stutz-Bearcat, thanks.

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  2. Anne Papineau says:

    I want Fatty’s Pierce Arrow

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  3. Sam Flowers says:

    Looks like I might have to extend my garage to get it in. I will call my contractor to get started.

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  4. Riley says:

    Because it let him exit on the sidewalk, avoiding the dirty street and auto traffic?

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