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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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  1. Metro Petro, Fascinating illustrations in your May 3rd post, particularly the four Peerlesses. I cannot tell what some of the models and prices are at this magnification....but it appears to show a little-known era for Peerless bridging the huge 38-Six/48-Six/60-Six(1912-14) & V-8(1916-28) periods: 1915. The company retained only one of the T-head ultra luxury models and introduced aluminum-bodied fours and sixes with the following prices in non-custom coachwork: Model 54 All Purpose Four...........$2,000-$3,100 Model 55 All Purpose Six.............$2,250-$3,350 Model 48-Six [holdover from 1912-1914 models]............$4,900-$6,100 Any chance you could tell me: the models of the 1st, 2nd & 4th Peerless( the first 2 look like it says "Model 54", the 4th one looks like "Model 6-48", but I can't tell for sure) the price figures on those last four cars _ _ I can read most of the other text does it say "1915" anywhere on the folder with all the Overlands and Peerlesses on it? The green Peerless has a Springfield body -- another of the dozens of Peerless coachbuilders besides C.T. Silver. The 3rd Peerless, with open front and convertible top rear, bears some resemblance to the 1910-1920 Victoria Landau style found on three known Peerlesses(one the ex-Doris Duke 1910 Park Phaeton -- one in Sacramento -- & a 1911 at The Henry Ford). Thank you for posting these pieces of auto literature! ----Jeff
  2. I had one instance when the Google effort to digitize books was very helpful. A restorer I know is working on an ambitious restoration of a very desirable Peerless. Not enough of the original body remains to restore it. Maybe it's a chassis and fenders. No photos or sketches of the particular model and body style were known to exist. After a couple of weeks, I found exactly what they were looking for in the Harvard Public Library --- scanned page-for-page with a photograph of a coachbuilt masterpiece right out of the body shop still awaiting spare tires. It was a result of the GoogleBooks project in an obscure trade publication. Handbuilt bodies replicated from scratch are rather expensive, I hear, and this saved the team from building one from the Three E's(educated guesses, extrapolation, and "ellifino").
  3. I've read that Pleasureway motorhomes made in Saskatoon, SK are well-made.
  4. Thanks, Terry. I think I have what you are looking for. It will take a bit of time to find it, but I'll try to do that, Xerox it, and mail it to you in a few days. Someone had one just like you're describing for sale, and I put an image of it on the Peerless Forum a few years ago. September 22nd, 2013 in the Peerless Research Findings thread. Back in the old days, you sent in ten cents, and I believe the company would send you one.........the first use of pinup girls in the car industry.
  5. I viewed a brilliant college student's graduation speech, Warren Wilson College up to Asheville, once where the young man assumed the presence of Teddy Roosevelt in what I believe was a direct quote:
  6. jeff_a

    Peerless Trucks

    Glad you liked the card from The Great War, Great war Truck! You even are familiar with the unit. I hope I got the abbreviations right...M.T. COY, etc. Wonderful to see you coming along with that Peerless Truck, with the chassis and piston castings. I bet there's a story about how you sweat on those solid tires.
  7. Is that supposed to be a Peerless design on this illustration of Silver's?
  8. I remember riding in a 48-Series Pierce behind a line of 1936 and 1937 Pierces on a narrow country road and Geoge M. Cohan's, later David Baird's, 1917 having no trouble keeping up, blasting along at 50 to 60 mph.
  9. In The Chicago Sunday Tribune on 1/31/32, it was reported that 42 makes of cars would be at the Chicago Auto Show running from January 30th to February 6th. Among them were Cord, Duesenberg, Franklin, La Salle, Peerless, Pierce-Arrow, and Stutz. Remarkable, considering how close to the end the company was from selling cars. Last car made was a Custom Eight Sedan 11/7/31, the office furnishings had been sold, a company was set up to sell the spare parts inventory in Detroit, and conversion to a brewery was in full swing.
  10. An earlier post that got moved:
  11. 1930 Ford Coupe. Joined the college Sports Car Club and competed in one rallye with it..
  12. Not exactly what you were looking for...but all 1960 Edsels are rare at around 2% of Edsel production(kind of an afterthought). I used to see this one in Glendive every year, on my way to vacation in the Williston, ND area, for sale in a lot next to the highway.
  13. Thank you '39 and nick with ideas. GWells found some software to "translate" the pictures.
  14. GWells was able to help me with the conversion of five period images from my grandfather Glenn D. Brown's photo collection. This is a re-post of about a fourth of what was removed by mistake. "1927 Stutz 8 Blackhawk (EE DV-32)". This is what Grandpa wrote on the back of the picture, but my thinking is that 1927, Blackhawk, and DV-32 can't all apply to the same car. Photo taken about 1938. 1926 Elcar 8-81 Landau Roadster, Texas Creek, Colorado. 1933 trip from Hutchinson, Kansas, to Mesa Verde, Colorado and back. Note car tent and canopy over rumble seat; 2 little kids made this 1,350-mile trip riding back there. Not many folk out there go camping like this on a tour with their Lycoming-engined Classic Car nowadays. 1917 Stutz Model R driving across the prairie to Tucumcari, New Mexico, from Kansas. Glenn also had a Stutz Bulldog. Circa 1924 Cole V8, 1930 photo. 1918 Velie 6 Four-Passenger Roadster. I have to admit to never having seen one of these.
  15. The Peerless Motorette appearing in Outing Magazine in late 1900 was illustrated with a fold-down front seat. .............Not unlike the Pierce Motorette of 1901, both being licensed from De Dion Bouton of France.