Tudor Place

The Pierce-Arrow Roadster

The Peter family’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow 48-B5 Roadster is one of the collection’s largest and most memorable objects. A custom vehicle, it was purchased by Armistead Peter Jr., and his wife Anna Williams (“Nannie”) Peter for their 23-year old son, Armistead 3rd. The family owned a series of Pierce-Arrow cars in the early 20th century, but this proved Armistead 3rd’s favorite and was the only car the family retained.