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  1. Hello George -- Thank you for the report on this new collection. I didn't know the unique 1915 Peerless Six-48 changed hands. The 1913 Cole Roadster is excellent, too!
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    Peerless Photos

    A photo of a 1929 Peerless Model 8-125 used as a radio-equipped patrol car in Cleveland: Cleveland Police Museum photo of Sgt. Carl Fix, Henry Spilker & Frank Hejna, standing. 138" w.b./114 HP Straight Eight/More HP than: Buick...........Ford........Chrysler........Marmon........Packard Cadillac.......Lincoln...DeSoto Chevrolet...................Plymouth LaSalle Marquette Oakland Oldsmobile Pontiac Viking
  3. You can't go wrong with a Miura. And just because I rode in one 50 years ago doesn't mean I'm prejudiced: it's the original Supercar.
  4. Looks like an original Peerless Eagle radiator mascot: $349.99..........ebay
  5. Caption from Detroit Public Library Collection said "Motorists with 1904 Peerless Green Dragon race car":
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    Peerless Photos

    An ad promoting the new 1923 Peerless Model 66 appearing in the December, 1922 Saturday Evening Post. After seven years of Model 56 V-8 motorcars, the 66 was built for two years, followed by the Eight-67 and Eight-69 up into 1928.
  7. I saw a photo of a massive Peerless 48 crankshaft built from scratch recently. Maybe it came from that shop.
  8. My Dad bought one new. He loved how it was a much cleaner design than the 1959 Mercury, which looked like an Italian battleship. He liked the 430, too. The car did its best to destroy a locomotive a year after he got it.
  9. 1926 Peerless Model Six-80 5-Passenger Sedan with Gotfredson Body. This one was for sale in Canada, and sold a week ago. No word yet on the new owners.
  10. Gee, Lamar, I didn't know you had any pre-1954 Buicks in your collection! Nice '38!
  11. The 6th Peerless listed -- the 2nd Coupe -- would be a fascinating restoration. In 1960, someone redid it as a lakebed racer, all the rage at the time in SoCal. The top was taken off and the I-8 was replaced with another I-8 (Chrysler Spitfire) and a LaSalle tranny, the huge headlights were replaced with small ones, and the wood or wire wheels with smaller ones to lower it, probably. I know where a replacement Peerless/Continental straight-8 motor is and the Chrysler mill might be sellable. It was running when for sale in 2015...the owner even posted it on the AACA forums once. The wheelbase was 118" in the Standard 8 and 125" in the Master 8. Engines 85 HP and 115 HP, respectively. New prices for these Coupes were $1,495/$1,995/$2,320 for Standard/Master/Deluxe Master.
  12. A.J., Yeah, you could put all the straight-8 Peerlesses from 1929-1932 known to exist in a KFC parking lot. 35 at most, counting some rumored cars and the one I told you about in a big barn find collection. Out of a production of 3,774 of the Sakhnoffsky-designed models and 1,163 of the 1929 8-125 models. I'll try to post photos of ones that have appeared in the forums. 4 of these are period images & 6 are more recent: <--1930 Peerless with Weymann coachwork <-- 1930 Custom Eight in New Jersey<---- 1931 Master Eight in Ontario <-- 1930 Standard Eight discovered in storage at the Blackhawk Collection, California, now in China The Last Peerless, Cleveland Police Chief George Matowitz's 1932 Custom Eight <---1930 or 31 Standard or Master Eight Coupe in a shed in Marin County, California and FS on Vroom 6 years ago<---1932 Master Eight in Hawaii<---1931 Deluxe Master Eight <--- 1929 Eight-125 in Ontario til 2019 <------ 1929 Eight-125 in California
  13. Dave....thank you for putting in this mention of the Eight-125 Peerless. I'm guessing that the photos are from the initial Concours it was presented at, Boca Raton, where it was awarded a 99.5 in CCCA judging. The restorer, visible here, told me crowds walked on by a row of Cadillacs and flocked around this '29 Peerless, never having seen this model before. There is a 1 or 2-minute video about the car on the Peerlesss Research Findings thread on the Peerless Forum here. The numbers built are about equal to total Duesenberg production, so they were rare when built. I believe there are 6 of these 8-125s known in the world today(I keep the registry). At the Peerless booth David Baird and I ran at Hershey in 2013 -- I met someone who had a Coupe version of this. Can you imagine this in Coupe form? Alsancle will say, "Yeah, with blackwall tires, though!" The owner here elected to be "Puttin' On the Ritz", as the old song goes, and it does stand out. Fourteenth year in the eight-cylinder field, first year for straight-eight. 114 HP. Available in these body styles: Coupe --- $2,195 Roadster --- $2,195 Victoria --- $2,195 Sedan 5 --- $2,195 Sedan 7 --- $2,295 Limousine --- $2,495 ----Jeff
  14. I agree, Terry. Calling that a coupe is like calling a 4-1/2 Litre Bentley a cheap six-banger. It is a very nice illustration from the period. The headlights lead me to believe it is a 1923 or 24 Model 66 Four-Passenger Touring Phaeton....that would set you back $2,990 at the factory. A little odd to see a Canadian Mountie trying to fix the little roadster in the background. Here is a comparable car for sale about 6 years ago:
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