An official Path Through History Site! Featuring automobiles made in Western New York including Pierce-Arrow and Thomas Flyer. Cars from 1901 to 1960s, muscle cars, and more. The Pierce-Arrow Museum chronicles the Pierce-Arrow Motorcar Company history for the general public as well as historians and vehicle enthusiasts.
The Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow museum will celebrate the permanent acquisition of a 1936 Pierce Arrow Model 1601 Metropolitan Town Brougham, body by Brunn. The car will be displayed beside the 1927 Buffalo Filling Station by Frank Lloyd Wright. Brunn & Co., of Buffalo, NY produced aristocratic carriages and automobile bodies for Pierce-Arrow and other prestigious automobile companies. Many of Henry Ford’s personal cars were styled by Brunn. A Brunn carriage and an original 1888 horse from the company’s Main Street location are also on display in the museum. The 1936 model 1601 is powered by a 385 cubic inch, nine main bearing, Pierce-arrow in-line eight-cylinder motor that develops 150 horsepower. Mechanical features include a Warner overdrive, free-wheeling, synchromesh transmission and automatic choke. This Pierce-Arrow, once part of the famed Barney Pollard collection, received a complete, frame-up restoration to as-original condition and has received awards wherever shown.