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    I identify as from WY, KS, VA, NJ, CA, AK, OH, OK, TX & Japan, but live in ID.

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    "New" Peerless Discovered!

    1925 Peerless 6-70 Touring Phaeton from Canada, now in Sidney, MT photo: Mack Auction Company The Light Yellow & Brown Sedan is still for sale.
  2. You've had some cool cars come out of your building!
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    "New" Peerless Discovered!

    A new Peerless appeared for sale in the September Hemmings Motor News, a two-tone green Mod. 6-60 Sedan with disc wheels in California. I talked to the seller 2 days ago and found it has already sold. I'm waiting for information on where it went and who the new owner is. I think it's been around San Diego about 25 years. These were 1927-28 cars, with a replacement sold until early 1930, the 6-61 & 6-61A.
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    Why? Why?

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    1930 Peerless Six 61A

    Bernie, I'll send you a PM.
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    1930 Peerless Six 61A

    Bernie, It doesn't look like L.A. Marshal has checked in lately. It's possible that L.A. or the Peerless have a NY connection, but I heard it was in Springfield, MO for decades. The last 2 owners have had it for just 2 or 3 years in AZ, but the Six-61A goes back to 1953 in Springfield. Not all bad, though, to be able to trace a car back that far. It looks like the car is quite complete, has been kept indoors, and isn't an orphan car in the sense of being the only one of its model to survive. Having the only Marmon V-12 would be great, but you can't call up other owners and ask for the firing order or a sales manual. Some may not know the engine has 7 main bearings; and a fuel pump, new for Peerless that year. The 6-61s all had horizontal hood louvers, like Blackhawk, Roosevelt, and Stutz models of the era. A light yellow 6-61 Roadster was restored by Mark Garvin of MA and shown at Hershey in 2012. 3 years later, it sold at the Owl's Head Museum auction in ME for $57,200, a big amount for Peerless' lowest price car, ever. I think the Roadsters went for $1,195. Don't get used to the idea that all 6-61s look like this. This one's in perfect condition, and there are only two left in the world(known 6-61 Roadsters) out of possibly 8,000 built(6-61s of all body styles). Most were like the green one below, sans the sidemounts and wire wheel options. However, it IS useful to see how far you can go restoring the lowest-priced Peerless model of 1929(I think Oldsmobile and Buick were comparable in price). Peerless also fielded the 6-81, 6-91, and 8-125 that year. 1929 6-61 Sedan $1,395+ 1929 Peerless 6-61 Roadster from the 2016 New England Auto Auction $1,195 new(D/S/M & wire wheels included) (D/S/M & wire wheels extra [those were a $225 option on the 1928 6-91]) There are nearly 20 Peerlesses I know of in your state, including one in the Bergen area, which is way closer to you than Clarkson. I checked KPAIE today, and this Peerless roster shows 83 1929 Peerless cars + 11 that were continuation cars intended for '29, but built after the September 1st cut-off for the model year.
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    Classic Era Picture Challange

    I would buy this Open Front Town Car in a minute....but it would take me decades to raise the 87K. My second-favorite model of this marque. One can find this in Tennessee, alleged original with recent maintenance, "Rollson" Coachwork. Unique, Classic, and rare. And it's on ebay for a day or two more.
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    Help identifying this Peerless Coupe

    Chicago Fire Patrol, Those pictures you sent of the Peerless that used to be in one of your Companies in 1924 are outstanding. It's the best documentation of what a 1924 Peerless 6-70 Roadster looked like I've seen, since none appear to have survived. I updated both posts I wrote in reply to your query....since I made some mistakes.
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    Help identifying this Peerless Coupe

    Hello Keith in Chicago, I must have been in a hurry when I wrote that, concluding that the Peerless Roadster was a Mod. 66. To continue the reasoning of "no Mod. 66 in '24"...I think the car is a Mod. Six-70, new for 1924 and $2,235 with an aluminum 289 six engineered by Cadillac. Great photos! It's actually the same model/body style used in my profile picture. I'll correct my last post. Generally, the V-8 Mod. 66 cars have a drum headlight, smooth from front to back, nickel-plated. The I-6 Mod. 6-70 should have a headlight with a raised rim from front to back on the main body of the unit, plated on the rim only. This Chicago Fire Patrol Roadster is an exception, showing the whole headlight plated, which threw me off a little. The forward portion of the unit is raised, which is correct for the 6-70 headlight. Other differences: ___________________6-70(1924-early 25)________66(1923-24 model years) Exhaust: ...........single, r.s....................................dual Cost:...............$2,235-3,295........................$2,690-4,090 C.I.D.: ...................289.........................................322 H.P.: ...............about the same (70 or 80) Rad Shell:............the same Now you are supposed to say you still have the Peerless in one of your stations...which would make it 1 of 4 surviving [2,786 built] of the Model Six-70 cars. Jefferson M. Brown, Peerless historian 1924 Peerless Model Six-70 Roadster
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    Rarity ? Pure sales talk?

    Craig, Thanks for the Curbside Classics link that explains what the car was. I didn't know it was a concept car. I imagine someone had this great idea to mock up a Camaro like that and show it around. Someone did a lot of work to modify it, but it's still a crazy idea. I guess this one isn't just rare, it's one of zero in existence.
  11. I saw an attractive car for sale on oldcaronline.com: a blue 1938 Buick Series 90. Jump seats, no division window. Price: $21,000, looks like Condition #2. Too good to be true at that price? Good interior & exterior photos, no engine photos. VIN: 13291373 Miles: 80,831 Ad# 847165
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    1930 Peerless Six 61A

    Maybe 14,000 Peerless trucks were built, but the chances of me finding one in the States is in line with your chances of finding a polar bear in Alice Springs: not likely I'll ever profit from that square of beer. The things were stoutly built, and became one of the preferred supply carriers in World War one. Eventually a couple more will turn up beyond the 10 or so known(in UK, Ireland, S. Africa, NZ). Maybe India, Iraq, Russia or France. Seriously, thank you for the good words. It's fun looking up where they all are, or trying to. After I began studying the carmaker, I found that the first car in the town I live in was a Peerless, a 1904 4-cylinder Model 8. It was a $4,000 car and arrived here from Montana after a 7-hour drive over the Continental Divide. When you look at the one-cylinder motorettes Peerless started out with............it's amazing that they eventually sold $300,000,000-worth of cars.
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    Rarity ? Pure sales talk?

    "Rare" is kind of like "Yankee". To a lot of foreigners, all of us Americans are, going back to that song from the Revolution, "Yankee Doodle". I know a guy in England who imports American cars from the 50s and 60s, and his business is YankTanks. To someone from Alabama, a Yankee is a person from north of the Mason-Dixon Line. To someone from Pennsylvania, a Yankee lives in New England. As the story goes, a guy in Maine was asked if he was a Yankee and he said "No, I'm a Down Easter, Yankees would be the folks in Vermont who eat pancakes for supper". An owner of a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle at a car show might tell his neighbor it's a rare car, 1 of only 60 with that combination of interior & exterior colors, a 110 HP 307, power moonroof, etc., when it's not a rare car but just has a rare set of options. 1 of only 60 looks better on your display sign than 1 of only 386,737, the number of 1973 Chevelles. Maybe the hypothetical owner of the car could instead be celebrating the popularity of the Chevelle nameplate. GM is better known for their large production numbers, not the micro-sized numbers of Duesenberg(about 1,100 total) or Rolls-Royce(about 3,000 a year these days). The Chevelle owner could brag on that and say he has 1 of only 424,000,000 Post-War GMs. I don't think that's a negative at all...but have yet to see it on a placard at a car show. I've seen an ad for a first-generation Camaro with wood-grain side panels. Now THAT would be something you never see...like a '55 T-Bird with a trailer hitch!
  14. On this site, you probably have read comments by antique car owners with film and TV experiences providing props. You very likely treated the vehicles and owners well, but some guys here had big-time studios mistreat their cars, and some had good experiences. My grandfather provided a Lincoln for an early Steven Spielberg project. They didn't mess the car up, but they wanted to set an actor on the car dangling from an airplane at 50 mph in one scene, which would have. He declined, but spent several days providing it for other scenes for about 10 seconds worth of screen time in the final cut.
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    1930 Peerless Six 61A

    Greed, too, Mal. I have a deal worked out with an old-time truck collector, whereby if I can find a Peerless truck anywhere in the world for him to buy, I will get a "square" of New Zealand beer sent to me. 24 bottles, no less!