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  1. Anthony Cartonio of Maine has told me that he would like to put some parts up for sale from his father's collection. When I get more information I will list it here. If some cars are put on the market from Ralph's collection, I will list them on the "Peerless For Sale Department" thread.
  2. It's so impossible to find Peerless parts sometimes, I thought that when one of us finds one for sale we should post it here. If someone finds something else for sale, put the post here ...and number it with a roman numeral like I have. Thank you. I. Peerless sedan rear seat accessory FS. On e-Bay, someone has a real Peerless accessory for sale for about 4 more days. It's for sale by "turkey1717" and is listed as a "Peerless Luxury Touring Car Cigarette Accessory". I think it could be for: a. a mirror and compact case b. cigarette case and matches case c. small notebook and pen case All 3 of these things have been advertised as accessories in the back seats of some of the nicer models of Peerless closed cars 1926-1931, according to ads. I'm sure it's genuine. It's an ornate container, mostly sheet metal, with wood-grained front, and 2 velvet-lined compartments inside. There is a colorful Peerless eagle logo at the top, and the dimensions are about 3 1/2"x7"x2". Stamped with Doerr Co. on back. I think they were asking about $80.00 for the item.
  3. Photo: vancouverexpress and conceptcarz 1930 Peerless Custom Eight owned by Ele Chesney. Next to the Green Dragon factory race cars and the 4-car prototype fleet of V-12 and V-16 cars in 1931, this is the most written-about and viewed Peerless. The good public relations is partly due to concours and museum showings in Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, and California in the last 40 years; plus it being reproduced as a diecast model by the thousands in 1:18, 1:24, 1:27, 1:32, and 1:40 scale(there was even a limited edition release of a Thomas Kincade "Painter of Light" version) .
  4. LVIII. For sale on ebay motor today, a Peerless radiator and shell listed as for a 1926 and at $400. Emblem background appears green.
  5. Go Jeep, CJ-5 or CJ-7, you can even get one with an AMC 258 six.
  6. nice car, wrong forum
  7. Thanks for putting the picture up...I saw it in the Buy/Sell Forum. The rad shell and radiator would be for a 1925, 1926, 1927, or 1928 Peerless, which model(8-67, 6-72, 6-80, 6-90, 8-69, most likely) I don't know.
  8. Like one of Jay Leno's Duesenbergs, this Peerless was found in a parking garage, but in part of the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California; not New York City. Never on display there. How the seller was able to find it and buy it from Don Williams, I don't know. Alexis de Sakhnoffsky-designed body. Thanks for posting this, George.
  9. The February, 2012 Hemmings Motor News has an ad for a Peerless not known to me. It is a 1927 Model 6-60 in Maine. "...4-dr, needs reconstruction, $8,600." Telephone: (207) 866-3704.
  10. About 10 years ago someone here on the forums told about a late Seventies Firebird he ordered new. The right front fender was for a Firebird...the left one was for a Camaro. Refused to accept it because, if they couldn't get the fenders right, who knew about the rest of the car.
  11. RE: The Purple & Ivory Cabriolet Depicted on Posts No. 19 and 22 I have come up with a theory to explain this Peerless, A.J. Thirty years ago there was a sale of ten or more Peerlesses at the Stelford place in Illinois, where the Cord prototype was found. One car, to whom it went I don't know, was one of the twelve 1931 Peerlesses and ten 1932 Peerlesses on my list.* I have it written down as 322 c.i.d./120 h.p./Custom Eight/"Rolling Chassis, body fire during Prohibition Era", but just a few body parts missing/Film footage suggests it may be a 2-Pass. body style: possibly a Cabriolet with r.s./138" w.b./Motor number: 13K 3130/Car serial number: unknown. Maybe Ralph Cartonio bought it, brought it back to life, had reason to list it as a 1932, showed it once (in New Gloucester, Maine), and few have seen it since. If we see it at a show somewhere and the above Motor number turns up, my theory would hold a little more water, but Ralph was a skilled body and paint man and had a lot of 1923-1932 Peerlesses go through his shop. * KPAIE
  12. The first straight eight Peerless --- a 1929 8-125 7-Passenger Sedan --- photo: The Creative Workshop, Dania Beach, FL 2016 Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's --- owner: Daniel Johnson Production: 1,154 7 Known
  13. I'm glad you found what you were looking for. Unfortunately, I haven't seen a 1930 Peerless 6-61 in person, and there is not a similar setup in the Peerless 1927/28 Six-60 Instruction Book I own. An Auto-Lite distributor was in use at that time. Are you referring to the cylindrical part or the bell-shaped one? My finely-honed automotive detective skills cannot discern which car you have (guessing you picked up one for sale in New York State or the one that was in Missouri until recently, but don't know). Please type an entry in the New Peerless Owner Department topic here on the Peerless Forum and tell us about your car. Quite a few 6-61 and 6-61A cars survive. Thank you for using the AACA Foums for the first time!!
  14. In my opinion, the producers are looking at auto restoration shows wrong. The linking of the Quick Get-R-Done format to what's really a long drawn-out process is backwards. The shows where parts are sent out for chroming Monday and they install them Wednesday, or the bodywork is done in 2 days are fiction...but they just have 30 minutes of film time for a whole project and they make it look easy. My observation of cable tv is that they really have trouble filling airtime and will put almost anything on to fill it. There should be a program filmed at one of the leading restoration shops like White Post Restoration in Virginia or Babinsky's Auto Restoration in New Jersey. Set a go-pro camera on a stand and leave it on from 9 to 5 each day. Occasionally move the camera to a different spot -- but don't interview anybody or even have sound. I'd watch it!
  15. Nice comparison photos. I think both of them have similar torque arms to the rear axle.
  16. Thanks for showing David Baird's ought-nine Peerless!
  17. A 1910 Peerless Model 27 Seven-passenger Touring Car is for sale for $285,000. The contact person is Glyndon Knutson in South Dakota, 605-six-six-zero-0492. It's listed on the HCCA Forum on the AACA Forums, with several photos, if you go to the club link and classifieds. photo by G. Knutson/HCCA
  18. LVII. For Sale on E-Bay Now: 1 Peerless Tire Pressure Gauge, 2 Starters, 1 1929 Engine, and 1 Radiator Shell.
  19. Nice to see the photos of the engine. Even some serial numbers! You might find the Car serial Number on the floor by the right front door sill. The Standard Eights I know of are in 1. BC{a maroon one}, 2. WA{a beige one}, 3. MN{a black one from the Blackhawk & Harrah Collections}, 4. MO{a green one}, 5. ME, 6. NY, and 7. DENMARK{a dark blue one}. The one in Washington was partially restored by Pistorius Restorations of Florida( about 2 years ago, 1 of 6 Peerless cars they've restored. Steve Babinski, mentioned by ILIKECARS53, has recently worked on a 1931 Custom 8. Another restorer in FL, The Creative Workshop, whom Ed mentioned, did a full restoration on one of the 1929 Model Eight-125 Peerlesses. If you have 3 minutes sometime, go to youtube & type in "Restoring 1 of 6 1929 Peerless cars". There's a 2 min. video of the restoration by Discover Canada, and captured onscreen near the end is an original General Service Manual -- Continental Motors Corporation booklet. Maybe if you could get a xerox copy of that, it would be useful.
  20. Zoltan, Great to hear that you're working on a engine for a 1930 Peerless Standard 8. The Standard Eight is one of my favorite models from all the ones built by the pioneering company over 32 years. A rare car, too. For 11 years I have worked on a tally of all known Peerlesses, Known Peerless Automobiles In Existence. From it, I deduce that there are only this many of the straight eight Peerlesses that survive: 8-125..................7 Standard 8..........7 Master 8............13 Custom 8.............8 plus an additional 3 or 4 cars where model is still unknown If you haven't seen it already, there's a Peerless Forum on the AACA Forums. Since the Peerless Forum is now book-length after it began in 2007 --- and there are not any books in circulation about Peerless --- it will have to suffice until one is written. It includes some recent photos and discussions of the Standard Eight. Thanks to edinmass for letting me know about this discussion on the Technical forum. ----Jeff
  21. The Peerless 332 Cu. In. V-8 was 1916-1928.The Continental 322 Cu. In. straight-8(12K) appeared in 1929 in the Model 8-125. In 1930-32, a similar engine(13K) was used in the Master and Custom 8 models, and the 246.7 Cu. In. straight-8(17S) in the Standard 8. Despite what the Unique Cars & Parts article says, Peerless never used a Continental V-8, and the new line designed for 1930 by Mr. de Sakhnoffsky was not 3 sixes and an eight -- but 3 eights. The 1929 models were 3 sixes and an eight.
  22. Thanks for your comments, Ed. Is there any possibility the Peerless pictured 3 posts up is the one you said you tried to buy as a young man? You mentioned it on the 3rd page of that Pierce vs. Packard thread. I know next to nothing about the history, as I have discussed with AJ, but it seems to have been squirreled away for a long time in the south end of Maine. Another picture of the car mentioned above from The 2000 Frozen Custard Car Show,
  23. Fantastic Franklin.
  24. There are some pictures of this Peerless floating around on tumblr/flickr/pinterest. I don't know who took it or when, but it's a car Ralph Cartonio had when he passed away in 2015. It's a 1932 Custom Eight with a 322 c.i.d. Continental engine; cabriolet body by Fisher or Fleetwood, Ralph said. No cataloged Custom 8 Cabriolet in 1930-32, though it was possible to order the Master Eight and Standard Eight as a Cabriolet. Original custom-ordered body? Rebodied? It did take First Place in a car show in 2000 -- but has not been in circulation besides that.
  25. Ron Hausmann, Just as well it wasn't a Kissel Kar. It was probably an Apperson, a C.T. Silver Overland, a Jordan or something. Some wealthy flapper drove the roadster. Looking up the 20th Century Fox movie "Ace Eli", here are some reviews: "A bad idea"; "Wow, what a turkey"; "Disturbing"; "Repulsive"; and "Weird, pointless movie set in the Great Depression". Terry Wiegand, I was shocked to find out my family was in the car business a hundred years ago! The Brown brothers, H.H., J.D., & W.J., built a steam car of 6 h.p. in 1905. The automobile they built was one of eleven American cars called Brown, and it made it onto page 154 of The Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1805-1942. "W.J." was Wm. Brown, my great-grandfather....someone both of us knew. I remember that my dad mentioned a Brown car connected with the family....but didn't know it was in The Standard Catalog until yesterday.