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A picture of a 5-Passenger 1924 Peerless Town Brougham:

 

 

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$4,250 in 1925. Dealer photo taken at Golden Gate Park.

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Excellent photo of the little-known 1917 Peerless Mod. 56 factory Sporting Roadster at the Cleveland Auto Show. $2,250 with wire wheels. 4-barrel carburetor, dual exhaust, 80 HP V-8. Quite the bargain compared to the $3,590 Limousine behind it. if you don't mind the wind in your hair!

 

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"Excellent photo of the little-known 1917 Peerless Mod. 56 factory Sporting Roadster at the Cleveland Auto Show. $2,250 with wire wheels. 4-barrel carburetor, dual exhaust, 80 HP V-8. Quite the bargain compared to the $3,590 Limousine behind it. if you don't mind the wind in your hair!"

 

4-barrel carburetor in 1917????? Anyone have a picture?

 

Jon.

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A photo is for sale, for $13.99 on ebay, showing the torque of the powerful 1930 Peerless pulling three other cars up a hill, at Webster & Green Streets in San Francisco.
{reprint from 1930 picture by Tom Gray; blaisdellcollectibles e-Bay seller}
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I was originally thinking the photo of the straight-eight Peerless two posts above was a 1930 Standard 8 or Master 8 pulling a trio of 1929 Peerless Six-61s up a hill -- but I'm not so sure. The puller is most likely a 1929 Eight-125.

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Has anybody ever seen this car?
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1909 Peerless Model 25 _ _ _ _ _ _ Photo from Christie's Pebble Beach Auction Catalog in August, 2000

I had forgotten about this beautiful brass car & thought it might be Don & Sue Eller's 1909 Model 25. They are very similar Peerlesses, but I don't know if they are the same car or not. By some miracle -- the Christie's listing is still on the infobahn. Annotated herein:  

 

"Formerly of the Richard Paine Collection
1909 PEERLESS FOUR PASSENGER RACEABOUT
Chassis No. 2537
Engine No. 60679
Light green body, fenders and running gear with black pinstriping and moldings and tufted black leather interior
Engine: Oldsmobile six cylinder cast in pairs, T-head, 505ci., 60hp; Gearbox: H-pattern four-speed manual; Suspension: front and rear, semi-elliptic leaf springs; Brakes: two wheel rear brakes. Right hand drive.

This powerful four-passenger roadster is capable of driving at today's highway speeds and could likely bring the needle on the 60-mph speedometer to the end of its arc. It is recorded as joining the Browning Collection in 1985 as it was directly purchased from the Richard Paine Collection. It carries correct Rushmore Searchlight headlamps and a period accessory Gray & Davis spotlight numbered 867 as well as E&J sidelamps. The engine is believed to be from a six cylinder Oldsmobile, perhaps a 1909 Model Z. However, this has yet to be confirmed at the time of writing this description and we encourage any interested parties to contact a member of the staff for further information. In addition we recommend visual inspection of this car as it has been modified from its original form. The Peerless is in overall presentable condition, however the front fender appears slightly damaged. The bodywork on the Peerless appears to be of newer construction. The wheelbase measures 136 inches indicating that it most likely started life as a 1909 Model 25 which is catalogued as possessing the same wheelbase as the Peerless, and as providing enough hood space to house a six cylinder engine. The engine currently fitted appears to be larger than the track of the chassis would naturally provide for and as a result the top section of each chassis rail has been altered to accommodate this formidable six cylinder engine.
This motor car would make an excellent 'Brass and Gas' tour candidate thanks to its combination of a high performance engine coupled to light bodywork. It would be welcome at all tours and events of the Horseless Carriage Club of America as well as at activities of other major national antique auto clubs."

 

P.S.: The Olds motor reported in this car, though large, is smaller than the original motor, described as 4.875" & 5.5" B&S, according to The Automobile, Vol 18, Issue 27, pg. 89. That produces 615.96 (or 616 Cu. In.)/10.094 L for this 50 taxable h.p. engine.

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This would be a swell limousine to pick your debutante up with for the Cotillion in 1912, though I can't imagine a heavier car. A custom-bodied "60-Six" with an 825 cubic inch T-head engine. I wish I knew who made the body. Peerless bodies have been attributed to these 48 coachbuilders: 
Austin..............S.S. Albright.......Bela Body(MA).......Biddle & Smart......Brewster............Brooks-Ostruk.......Brown...............Budd................Brunn...............

Croall & Croall.....James Cunningham....De Ley(Holland).....A.T. Demarest.......J. J. Derham........Fisher..............Gotfredson..........Gustafason..........

Hayes Body Corp.....Holcker Manu. Co....Hume Body Corp...........Humer-Binder Co.....Judkins.............C.P. Kimball........Theodore Kundtz.....Lang Body Co........

Leahy Coach Works...LeBaron.............Meritas Body Corp...Merrimac Body Co....A.J. Miller.........Moore & Munger........Motor Coach Works...Mullins.............

Walter M. Murphy....Murray......Peerless Body.......Pullman..............Quinby..............Raulang.............Rollston............Rubay Company.......C.T. Silver.........Springfield.........

W.F. Stewart Co.....Walker-LaGrande.....Weymann.............Willoughby Coach....and C.R. Wilson.
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The best-selling of the (2) models of Peerless at the middle of 1925, a Model Eight-67 Equipoised V-Type Eight,

their first year for cross-plane crankshafts. Their other one was the Six-72.

 

 

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This service truck of Peerless of Johnstown, PA appears to be made from a touring car, as the back doors are still visible.

 

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Wouldn't that be a fun find, tucked away somewhere and forgotten in a Pennsylvania barn?

From the June 24, 1927 Peerless Co-Operator

TG

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