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"New" Peerless Discovered!

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On 8/31/2017 at 6:21 PM, jeff_a said:

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 THREE in existence. The other 6-70 cars are a 1924 5-Passenger Touring Phaeton now in Texas(rough shape when I last saw it 8 years ago) and a 1925 5-Passenger Touring Phaeton in Sidney, MT which came from Saskatchewan, Canada in Sept., 2018.

 

Peerless-3-630x394.jpg1925 Peerless 6-70 Sedan in Apex, NC

photo: barnfinds.com

 

post-49853-143142992503_thumb.jpg1924 Peerless Six-70 Touring Phaeton, from Bozeman, MT, now in Richards, TX

photo: Kathleen Brown

 

Screenshot 2018-09-20 at 9.48.10 AM.png1925 Peerless 6-70 Touring Phaeton from Canada, now in Sidney, MT   photo: Mack Auction Company

 

The Light Yellow & Brown Sedan is still for sale.

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On 2/25/2015 at 1:00 PM, jeff_a said:

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.

Jeff, I didn't know you had posted this! Sorry it has taken me now four years to respond to this. I am the lucky owner of the Peerless pulled from the barn in Indiana! I have attached a photo of it in the barn the day I picked it up, however, it is not a seven-passenger, it is what Peerless called the Four-Passenger Touring Phaeton. The research I have done thus far tells me the car came from Chicago. Time to research this radio give-away!

Peerless in the Barn.jpg

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DEMoore1983: Welcome to the AACA Peerless Forum! Quite a feat of yours lining up 4 Peerless photos in a row with the Cadillac-Lookalike radiator shell. Probably my mistake in thinking yours is a 7-P with the jump seats in back. Probably the nicest restoration of a Twenties Peerless I've ever seen is a green '23 Mod. 66 4-P Phaeton. Owned at the time by Bill Knight of Wisconsin, restored by his father Stanley, it was impeccable. And it was shown at the joint Pierce-Arrow/Peerless Gilmore Gathering in 2013.

 

If you go on Bing/Google/Yahoo image search under 1923 or 1924 you will find a shot of it.See the source image..............................

See the source image..............................................the other car visible is a 1920 Mod. 56 4-Passenger Roadster that belonged to the late Lloyd & Shirley Young of Ohio.

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"Time to research this radio give-away!" ---- DEMoore1983, June 6th, 2019

 

D.E.,

   I found the radio promotion.

   In Senate testimony re: broadcasting rules. To Amend the Copyright Act....Regarding Exploitation of Inventions By Government Employees Hearing, S 5065

On radio station WJAZ Clarence Darrow gave a broadcast from the Edgewater Beach Hotel about allowing sale of wine & beer in the U.S. Then a drawing was announced right after wherein "the best car on Chicago's Auto Row" would be given away, a 1924 Peerless 7-Passenger Touring Car...if you sent in a telegram with the codeword "Peerless" & your name was selected. First, ad copy from the Peerless Motor Car Co. was read...then listeners were asked to vote yes or no in favor of modification of the Volstead Act.  47,000 telegrams came in with one lucky winner receiving a $3,200 car free.

   The Greencastle, IN newspaper reported on the March 10th contest and said cables came in from every state of the union, all Canadian provinces - even Nova Scotia, and ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific. This was the first nationwide radio poll on the prohibition question & responses were almost 3-to-1 for modification.

   Also, the contest was covered here on the Peerless Forum back on 10/18/09. Peerless Research Findings pg. 3, #136.

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Mr. Moore:  Wow what a find, we all dream about.  Not your everyday car.  Also, 4 p is the way to go, on what I am sure must be a 130" or so wheelbase. 

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On 6/6/2019 at 1:01 PM, DEMoore1983 said:

Jeff, I didn't know you had posted this! Sorry it has taken me now four years to respond to this. I am the lucky owner of the Peerless pulled from the barn in Indiana! I have attached a photo of it in the barn the day I picked it up, however, it is not a seven-passenger, it is what Peerless called the Four-Passenger Touring Phaeton. The research I have done thus far tells me the car came from Chicago. Time to research this radio give-away!

Peerless in the Barn.jpg

 

 

Derek,

   I hope things are going well with you at the new museum position. Is there a lot of buzz regarding the mid-engined Corvette? When David Baird and I were running the Peerless Booth at the Hershey meet in 2013, a guy came in out of the rain, sat down next to me, and said he was the engineer who oversaw fuel injection going into the Corvette, and how that was a Big Huge Deal. I'm sure the 2020 model is a big deal, too. I was at my local car dealer yesterday and they just got in the first 2019 Corvette I ever saw. Pretty slick, but it will be an antique before I can afford it.

   I found a photo yesterday of a Peerless very close to yours. Someone has a book for sale for $1,500 on ebay with saleman's photos from the Southern Wheel Corp. of Dallas. This looks like a 1923 or 1924 Peerless Model 66, or Type 23, V-8. Definitely from the Cadillac Lookalike Years, reflecting Richard Collins' touch(President Cadillac Motor Car Co. 1917-1921, President Peerless Motor Car Co. 1921-1923). Some of these had painted radiator shells, some were nickeled. The wheels/rad shell/lights all appear nickel-plated here. Looks like another of the Peerless permanent cloth tops, too. 

 

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Another view of the car from a distance:

 

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Here is another Peerless Model 66, a 1923 owned by Frank Hebl in Wisconsin when photographed 12 or more years ago:

1923 Touring: Frank Hebl

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