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  1. Brewster Bodies on Non-RR Chassis

    I would not have imagined a Brewster convertible sedan. Looks good in green. There are at least 4 Brewster-bodied Peerlesses -- a 1910 Mod. 27 Landaulet in the Key Museum in Izmir, Turkey(ex-James Melton, Henry Austin Clark, William Donze, and Jack Tallman); a 1910 Mod. 27 Roadster at the Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich, MA; the Doris Duke, James Melton, Sam Scher 1910 Mod. 29 Victoria Landau that has gone through 3 or 4 auctions in the last decade(where it wound up escapes me); and the 1911 Mod. 29 Victoria Landau at The Henry Ford.
  2. Here´s another picture of a 1930 Peerless Standard 8. Photo by Doug 30 peerless from his January post on the Peerless Forum:
  3. Peerless Headlight Question

    I have some cross-reference data for some things like electrical parts shared by different carmakers, but nothing telling me size, make and model of Peerless Standard Eight headlights. Maybe someone else has an interchange manual that does.
  4. Peerless Headlight Question

    Did you see the discussion of this car on the Cars For Sale Forum? George Smolinski had a thread started on 11/18/17 about the same car and its headlights. There are only 7 known Peerless Standard Eight/Model A cars, 3 of which are for sale. the one in British Columbia; owner ¨Doug 30 peerless¨ here on the AACA Forums; was for sale at 27,500 USD in a January Peerless Forum post w/ photos; probably restored 10 years ago; red and black the one in Washington is listed by: www.ronsusser.com for $46,900; many photos on that site; recent partial restoration; dove grey or off-white the one above in Minnesota; $12,500; featured in October 2014 Old Cars Weekly; drives; was blue, currently sports a black paint job I talked to an owner in north-central MIssouri today and asked him to look up the make and model of the headlights on his. Maybe he will add to the discussion.
  5. Can anyone ID this motor?

    How about Fred ¨Skinny¨ Clemons(1889-1945)? He was a race car driver who later was shop foreman for Frontenac, then built racing engines from scratch. Some for Indy-Class race cars, some SOHC. Both 4- and 8-cylinder Clemons engines were raced at the Indy 500.
  6. 1970 AMC Rebel SST Wagon

    Didn´t know there was a Rebel wagon. Yours looks a little like the ´67 of ´68 Ambassador wagon we had in 1970(ours had a 290 in it). I made a trip to Clear, Alaska once in a ´59 Rambler Cross-Country wagon...3,700 miles in February, including crossing the Nenana River on the ice!
  7. Thinking of selling my Peerless hearse

    Brian Coffee from Dayton bought it from Jeremy Lund in the Spokane area a few years ago.
  8. There was also an American company doing fabric bodies, the Meritas Fabric Body Corp. About 9 auto firms had Meritas-fabric bodies at NY Auto Shows between 1923-29. One was a prototype Packard 126 about 1923, and a display car at the 1924 NY Auto Show used Meritas fabric on a Peerless sedan, possibly a 1924 Model 66 Town Brougham(it was at the Merrimac Body Co. booth at the show). In 1930, Peerless introduced a line of fabric-bodied cars with Weymann bodies to augment the 3 existing straight-8 lines with Hayes bodies. Source: Automobile Topics, 11/17/23, page 41.
  9. Elcar

    I agree with you completely, Ed. What happened to that old chesnut: ``Nobody but millionaires can afford to buy CCCA Classics.´´?
  10. New Peerless Owner Department

    Has anyone heard of or seen this beautiful 1920 Peerless since it sold in 2016? It sold when a museum closed in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, then in spring of 2017 it was listed for sale again by Dream Cruise Classics in Michigan. KPAIE says 1 of only 7 1920s remaining.
  11. 1914 Premier Z2 Touring

    Thanks for responding, Ken. I´m back home from the diner I posted from earlier, actually looked in the book Wonderful World of Automobiles by J.J. Schroeder.......and found ads from 1910 & 1913. One was memorable because a train of 12 Premiers drove across the country as a reliability test. Instead of a couple dozen grease monkeys and mechanics, they stressed that the people onboard were all bankers, merchants, professional men, etc., with their wives and families along. There was also a short guide to Premier serial numbers and models, 1912-1920. I had never looked at the Wikipedia or Standard Catalog write-ups on the firm before, and see the latter has a lot of detail and the former mentions 3 in museums. Looking at the AACA forums search for ¨Premier¨, I found mentions of survivors from 1907, 1909, 1916, 1920, 1921, 1923 in about 20 minutes. ---- Jeff
  12. 1914 Premier Z2 Touring

    Hi KLF, Good to see someone post about Premiers on the Premier Forum besides me, who doesn´t even have one. Have you talked to Tom from Ohio? He has a later Premier he has gotten recently, too. He uses the Forums under ¨tomwallace¨.http://content.invisioncic.com/r277599/monthly_2017_08/IMG_7645.jpg.cca595ef6ca5dc003192a97be016feed.jpg The linked photo is from an 8/31/17 discussion on the General Discussion Forum and shows a 1921. I´ve heard of Dick Phillipi. Years ago he wrote a nice article about the Peerless car in the HCCA Gazette. Maybe he had other cars besides Premiers. I have some old 1895-1930 car ads in a book by Digest Books, 1971, so I´ll go see how many Premier ads are in it. I like to look at the term orphan differently than most. Many liken it as a negative...one of the weird brands that didn´t make it for some reason. All cars are orphans, pretty much. Look at the American makes in your Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1805-1942: 5000 manufacturers and all of ´em went broke or switched to something else except Ford. Hudson absorbed by Rambler, turned into AMC , they & Jeep absorbed by Chrysler, Chrysler was taken over by Daimler-Benz, then by some Wall Street operators, then by Fiat. And GM went bankrupt in 2009, despite building a large number of units*. Many car builders like Pierce-Arrow, Peerless, Locomobile, Stutz, Duesenberg, Marmon, Winton, and Premier got out of the trade partly because they would not make the switch from hand-built to mass-produced. Yep, their quality was too high. There was also some monopolization going on. Nice car, by the way! A barber or a teacher probably could´t afford one. The rad shell reminds me of a Winton. * Almost half a billion by then. The bankruptcy wasn´t all bad: I can put on my resume that I made more money than General Motors in 2009.
  13. From the coachbuilt.com site, a Sakhnoffsky-designed Packard and Minerva:
  14. Garage & Car Barn Thread

    Modeleh, I really love the design of your friend´s Roundhouse. Nice Franklin & Hudson, too. Is it 8-, 10-, or 12-sided? I´d love to have one. You could start a nice Peerless Museum with a building like that. What are the beams at the 12-ft. level made of, gluelams or structural steel? I built a 120-ft. x 30-ft. storage unit with ten 30-ft. bays, which is good if you like dealing with twenty roll-up doors, but this one will hold nearly as many cars with a lot less roof.
  15. Peerless For Sale Department

    The 1920 4-Door, 4-Passenger Roadster that was in the Grant Quam Collection, Ames, IA is for sale by the family. One of four cars left from the 52 he had, most selling at a big auction 9/26/15. Listed as sold in the auction results, it must not have gone through. Anyone interested, please call John Quam at (650) Two Nine Six-9252.