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Another green Peerless has turned up to add to the list of known cars. This one is a 1923 or 1924 Model 66 Seven-Passenger Touring Phaeton that has turned up in Indiana. It has been in a barn, untouched since 1969. Just $2,990 in 1923, unless you count freight, accessories and taxes.

About this same time, a radio station had a contest on the air in which you had to send in 50 cent telegrams in favor of repealing the Volstead Act. After a certain amount of time, thousands of votes came in and the winner got to have what the station called: "The best car on Automobile Row in Chicago". It was one of these.

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There's a Peerless that I finally got to identify after several months of not knowing either the year or model. Someone in Ontario, near Windsor, has a black 1929 Peerless 6-61 Deluxe Sedan. It has red pinstripes on beltline, hood louvers and fenders, plus red wheels. It's been advertised for sale on the club publication before, The PEERLESS CO-OPERATOR. I haven't seen the car myself and am just relaying what Mr. Boismier wrote:

 

Owner & Seller is Rick Boismier [PH: (248) 866-9011,  email: rickb3486@hotmail.com], who says the Peerless is in good condition. Father passed away and family would like to sell. Price: $6,500.

  • fender parking lights and side cowl vents 
  • purchased from a Michigan dealer in 1989
  • wire wheels & D/S/M (this & D/S/M denotes $225 Deluxe option)
  • Rear rack & accessory trunk
  • photos suggest it may have a new top insert 
  • the phone is a Michigan #, owner works there and lives across the Detroit River in Canada
  • please contact Rick for more information

Photos: Rick Boismier

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A few days ago, I heard of another Peerless that was new to me. Someone in New York found a green Peerless which he's considering buying in a collection of 30 or 40 cars. An antique automobile appraiser thought it was a 1928 Model "6-60" Sedan, but it's really a 1929 Model "Six-81" Victoria. Continental 66 h.p. straight six -- 2-Door -- 4-passenger -- small built-in trunk and spare at rear -- wood wheels -- fitted case for a top hat in rear seating area. I'll add more if I get news down the road. 

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Re: the post above, the car was listed in the August, 2015 Hemmings Motor News (HMN, Peerless section, p. 505). They're still calling it a "1928 6-60" for some reason. The ad says that the car is part of an estate being liquidated. Recent appraisal of $16,500.

 

I think the location is around Oneida Lake, NY. This may be a great Peerless at a great price, but based on the description I got from someone who saw it, it is probably closer to being a 1929 6-81 Victoria{details match} than a 1928 6-60 2-Door Sedan{appraised as}. The difference in engines is 248 Cu. In./66 h.p. vs. 199 Cu. In./62 h.p. and the victoria or opera coupe body is quite a bit more interesting, IMO.

 

&&&Update&&&   Aug. 20, 2015

I heard today that this Peerless sold, long before the August HMN went to press, through HMN online..

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In a recent Autabuy Magazine, I saw an ad for a 1930 Peerless in Buffalo, Missouri. I would drive over to check it out if it weren't 1,500 miles away, south of Lake-of-the-Ozarks. It looks like one of the 1929 Model 6-61s with a build after 9/1/29...causing the factory to regard it as a 1930. I have never heard of this Peerless, so will add it to KPAIE. That makes 10 Peerlesses in Missouri now that those two 1932  CCCA-Classic Peerlesses from Fulton sold, a Deluxe Master Eight & a Custom Eight.

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In the April issue, p. 172, in addition to a photo, it says:

 

       "1930 PEERLESS 4 DR. Rare, all original, complete, stored for forty years, good body & glass.  Call for more info. Please call 417-345-2516 or 417-838-6482. BUFFALO, MO."    *** CAR SOLD ***

 

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   This is a 1927 Peerless 7-Passenger Model Eight-69 Sedan. 12th year for the 70 HP, dual exhaust, 332 Cu. In. Peerless V-8. I just found it on smclassiccars.com (appears to be a listing service).

   It's for sale in Saint-Laurent, Quebec. A museum car. No price -- they want you to make an offer. Someone's selling it for a friend. I have never heard of this Peerless before. New price for this would have been $3,595. 133" w.b.

    There's an update, courtesy of alsancle here on the forums. The Peerless is also listed on ebay. 1 of 14 nice cars FS until 11/28/16. Reserve $40,000 USD o.b.o. on the Peerless 8-69, including several more photos. The other cars were:

  1. 1922 Hudson
  2. 1923 Stanley
  3. 1923 Stearns-Knight
  4. 1925 Studebaker
  5. 1926 Graham truck
  6. 1928 Franklin Limo
  7. 1928 Hudson
  8. 1928 Hupmobile
  9. 1929 Auburn
  10. 1930 Cord
  11. 1930 Lincoln
  12. 1930 Reo Flying Cloud
  13. 1930 Oakland

 

UPDATE: This stunning Peerless Eight-69 sold March, 2017 to a new owner in Minnesota.

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On 11/22/2016 at 4:44 PM, alsancle said:

That museum has been selling quite a few cars on eBay lately.

Is it the Musee' Saint-Laurent? I looked that up and it has 16 cars listed, not including the 14 above. Maybe it was once a lot larger. It's an unusual color but appears to be in good shape. I knew nothing of its existence before, the museum or this 8-69. Maybe there ARE more great cars out there.

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None of the 14 cars from Montreal on the ebay auction mentioned above met reserve. The 1927 Peerless V-8 did reach $15,500.

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A totally-new to me 1927 Peerless has just come out of the woodwork. It's a Mod. 6-90 boattail Roadster Coupe, seen today on Hemmings Motor News online.

It's FS in Marshfield, MO, near Springfield for $39,500, o.b.o. Phone contact: #(417) 473-1333. The front bumper, rumble seat step plate, seat assemblies, rear spare setup, and rad shell aren't visible; but it has the 70 h.p. Collins engine, door handles, cowl lights, headlights, and all 4 wood wheels. SOLD

 

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In April, 2017 someone had a blue 1910 Peerless Model 27 Touring Car for sale on the HCCA site. It was in South Dakota, have never heard of the car before, and was unsuccessful in getting more info re: provenance & whether it sold. Impeccable condition. 1 of 10 1910 Peerlesses out there, TTBOMK. $285K.

$4,300 new.

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The new Hemmings Motor News (OCT 2017, p. 486) has a 1925 Peerless Model 8-67 5-Pass. Town Sedan listed for $25,000.

It´s incorrect -- it´s really a Model 6-70 5-Pass. Sedan. I talked with the owner on the phone 9/1/17.

I´ve never heard of it before --- 1 of only about 8 1925 Peerlesses known to exist --- four 8-67s, three 6-72s, and one 6-70. Really good condition......lots of photos.

  • photo : HMN
  • Please see post below, the car is a Model Six-70, even rarer than a V-8 Peerless. The horsepower of the  8-67  V-8 Peerless, costing $3,895, is listed as 70(The History of the Peeress Automobile Company by Richard Lichtfeld). The same book says 80 h.p., $2,995 new, on the 6-70.
  • Not my car, contact Brian at:  brianw@carolinastonesetting.com; Hemmings Ad: www.hmn.com/1983977; PH: 919-Eight Six Eight -2629.

 

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The HMN ad doesn´t show engine compartment photos. If you type in www.barnfinds.com, one finds some. These clearly show a Peerless ¨Collins Six¨ or ¨Superb Six¨ 289 Cu. In. engine, and also lists an auction ending in 20 hours(3:00 PM Friday) with bidding up to about $9,500. Barnfinds.com lists it as a 1925 6-70.

 

This is the only existing Peerless sedan with the interesting ¨1/8 windows¨ behind the windshield, TTBOMK, and that does conform more accurately to a 1924/1925 Model 6-70 than a 1925 8-67. The Cadillac-like rad shell this Peerless has was only used on the V-8 Peerlesses in 1923 and 1924. They appeared on only one Peerless Six model, the 1924 6-70(and a few early-1925 6-70s). In April, 1925, the 6-70 was replaced by 6-72.

 

I´m thinking this is actually a 1924 or early-1925 Model 6-70 Sedan/126¨ w.b./$2,995 new, making this one of TWO in existence. The other 6-70 is a 1924 5-Passenger Touring Phaeton now in Texas(rough shape when I last saw it 8 years ago).

 

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photo: barnfinds.com

 

post-49853-143142992503_thumb.jpg1924 Peerless Six-70 Touring Phaeton, Bozeman, MT

photo: Kathleen Brown

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I confirmed with the owner on the phone today that it is a Model Six-70, and that it has a Raulang body. Bids went up to $10,005 at closing, whether it sold: unknown. This Peerless came from Ohio to North Carolina with the previous owner(Bob Arnold), who had a 1915 Pierce-Arrow, too. Partially-restored about twenty years ago. Sold to current NC owner six months ago. It´s great to find that another 6-70 exists after ten years of looking. That leaves 1 1924, and 1 1925, out of 2,786 built. I even got a serial number(301,515), consistent with the later part of production. Model Six-70 production ran from March 1924 to March 1925.

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It turns out it´s the car Brian Livingston had for sale in the Springfield, Missouri area last December. See post #113 on this thread. Nice car really, a boattail Roadster Coupe with the aluminum 289 six in it. Thanks for the post, Richard. It seems like a lot of the good Peerlesses are in Wisconsin!

 

Did you ever find out about the two cars an acquaintance of yours has, a 1904 and a 1906 Peerless? Maybe it was in Farmington, IL. You told me that you heard about them or saw them when you were at a party in 2015, the one with the steam locomotive back in the outbuilding, on tracks. 

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Thanks to Joanne Pistorius bringing it to my attention...another Peerless 6-90 has turned up, a 1927 6-90 Sedan. That makes 8 or 9 known survivors out of about 4000 built(6-90 models). Pistorius Restorations down in Florida restored a red 6-90 Sedan a few years ago. The  latest 6-90 is in southern California: new owners the Smiths.

 

It turns out this Peerless has been listed on the Known Peerless Automobiles In Existence registry already. It was owned previously by Ev and Gus Young in Grass Valley, CA and Gardnerville, NV; and Lloyd Boettger, M.D. of Stockton, CA.

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ANOTHER 6-70 PEERLESS turns up! 

 

On September 15th, 2018 a Mack Auction Company event in Glen Ewen(S.E. Saskatchewan, Canada) will have what's described as a 1925 Peerless Car, 1970 partial restoration, 126" w.b., 6 Cylinder, for sale. It appears to be an early 1925, or possibly 1924, Model Six-70 Five-Passenger Touring Phaeton. There are several photos of this uber-rare car, and it seems to have a top, plating and interior in good condition. This is a fantastic find. It was thought only one 6-70 survived(a condition 5 1924 5-P Phaeton found in Montana), but then a 1925 6-70 Five-Passenger Sedan in good shape was found in NC a year ago(photos of both 5 posts up). Now this one. That makes THREE out of 2,786 Six-70s built. Thanks to Wm. Inge of Virginia for spotting this Peerless Quonset Hut Find. This '25 Peerless was a more  expensive car than the '37 Packard to it's right.

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The  Rose Hansen Auction is the one mentioned above. Glen Ewen is 100 miles north of Minot, ND. See:  mackauctioncompany.com. Other cars there include a 1937 Packard 120 convertible sedan with a "divider window" for the back seat...maybe they mean a rear windshield...& 17 more cars(5 Model "T"s, 3 Model "A"s, a rough 1923 Buick, a 1933 Pontiac Silver Streak, a 1935 Int'l truck, a 1961 Pontiac Laurentian, a 1953 Mercury, a 1930 Erskine cabriolet, a 1911 Overland, a rough 1925 Star, and a sharp 1915 Chevrolet.)

 

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If I put one of these in a shipping container, Mal, which would it be? Fill the rest of it with some Coker and Lucas tires and some items from Hershey this fall, and the import/export business could pay for the shipping, unless the gov has to get a cut for outrageously high duties.

 Personally, I think someone with a Pierce-Arrow should buy both and have himself a 3-P Collection* rightaway. Handsome-looking Packard.

 

*only 18 such collections worldwide.

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Good suggestions all Jeff. Especially like the one about making up a 3-P collection, very few in the world.

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A new Peerless appeared for sale in the September Hemmings Motor News, a two-tone green Mod. 6-60 Sedan with disc wheels  in California. I talked to the seller 2 days ago and found it has already sold. I'm waiting for information on where it went and who the new owner is. I think it's been around San Diego about 25 years. These were 1927-28 cars, with a replacement sold until early 1930, the 6-61 & 6-61A.

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