Seal Cove Auto Museum, Antique Autos and Motorcycles from the Brass Era, Mount Desert Island, Maine
1905 Pierce Great Arrow
  • Manufacturer: Pierce Arrow Motor Car Company, Buffalo, New York 1901-1938
  • Model: 40-P Great Arrow
  • Body style: Limousine
  • Cost new: $4000 to $7500
  • Number produced: 893 (total all models)
  • Engine: T Head, Four-cylinder
  • Horsepower: 40
  • Transmission: Shaft drive, four-speed sliding gear
  • Front Suspension: Live axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs
  • Suspension: Semi-elliptical leaf springs
  • Wheelbase: 109”

A Great Arrow was the winner of the first $2,000 Glidden Trophy at the 1905 AAA Reliability Tour. The tour route was 870 miles, from New York City to Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The trails were marked with confetti, which mischievous locals often moved, causing the drivers to become lost. The Great Arrow defended its Glidden Trophy for five consecutive years.