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I received an email a few days ago from Martha Dudley of the Roaring Twenties Antique Car Museum in Hood , Virginia. After 52 years, the collection of cars & memorabilia will be sold at the Worldwide-Auctioneers Auction in Auburn, IN August 30th-31st.

The 32 cars range from 1904-1948, and include a 1929 Peerless 6-61 Sedan. Nice picture I received today showing it in the museum:

 

 

 

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Someone from Arizona who posted a 1930 Peerless for sale here on 12/15/17 sold it. I saw today that it was then resold it to the folks at Volkl US Cars, an import/export firm operating in AZ, CA, and Premenreuth, Germany. Very similar to a 1929 6-61 posted above, but the 6-61A variant. The 6-61A cars all seem to have side cowl vents, and often have 10-spoke wheels and fender lights. It was stored in a garage in Springfield, Missouri for 60 years before the family put it up for sale in 2016. Here' are a few pictures:

 

Fig. 1: original interior showing silk shades, pull tassel, and grab rope                                                                       

Peerless_5.jpg   Peerless_7.jpg.......Fig 2: correct Continental 11E engine, 66 h.p. @ 3,150 r.p.m.                                         

 

  

Fig. 3: side view of 1930 Peerless 6-61A before going to Germany in October, 2018

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On ‎3‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 4:31 PM, jeff_a said:

This 1914 Peerless Model 48-Six Limousine will be sold at the Bonhams April 26th-27th Tupelo Auto Museum Auction. The event will be in Tupelo, MS and will be No Reserve:

image.thumb.png.4e8579aac738a84c79dd9e447f737802.pngphoto by Bonhams, est. 1793

It's back! Looks like it will be offered @ the Simeone sale in a few weeks. I always can't help but be curious about these cars that are posted as having been sold with a final hammer price but then re-appear at a subsequent sale. Regardless, this is just an interesting car for sure.

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Thanks for the update! Definitely an interesting & Very Large motor car.  The ideal would be if someone bought it, added value to it by getting the systems running, and re-sold it. I never did hear if it ran or what shape the old girl was in when it left the museum in Tupelo. I wasn't there, and have never seen the Peerless(I've been calling it a Limousine, and they say it's a Town Car, so what do I know). Some possibilities: 

  1. Somebody said they can't have it selling for 7,000, say it sold for 70,000 and penciled it in for another auction.
  2. It may be that a serious collector bought it for 67K or whatever the hammer price was, then decided it was in his interest for a re-sale.
  3. Maybe buyer was hoping it was in driving-around condition & it wasn't.
  4. Perhaps it became apparent that it was more valuable than 5-figures, and with the right promotion and the right auction...withOUT a Duesenberg and a Tucker...would fetch it.
  5. That whole thing about the fire truck engine might appeal to a guy who drives an Ahrens-Fox fire truck around, but be a little off-putting to a non-fire-apparatus collector. It's not like you can go out to the Hershey Show later that week and pick up the legit 578 Cu. In. Peerless T-Head engine for a Mod. 48-Six. I cannot think of anyone in the world sitting on a spare engine...though it's possible.
  6.  Someone from the Simeone Museum bought it with hopes for a resale down the road.

 

I've listed six possibilities. My own feeling is along the lines of the 4th one, that it's as desirable and rare as a 1912 Mercer or 1928 Bentley Le Mans racer(yeah the one that sold for 4 mil at the Monterey auctions a few years ago)...when you consider the presence of a car like this as it left the factory and coachbuilder's shop. Only two other cars like this, the 1913 48-Six that took Best In Class at Pebble Beach in 2010, and the 1912 in new condition at the Western Development Museum. The scale of this 48-Six is unreal...enough to make an NBA player look itty-bitty. The fellow who could afford that restoration would have to have unlimited finances, but there are people like that. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ $50,960 @ 10/7/19 Philadelphia auction


2018 photo of it at the museum, placard read "1910 LIMO PEERLESS":

 

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Hemmings has a 1929 Peerless 6-61 listed for sale in Victor, NY(typo in ad says "6-81"). Contact seller via the HMN ad, which has 5 photos.

$24,500 OBO, 38,246 Miles, "Repainted 20 years ago, Drives Great."

 

https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/69176352-770-0@2X.jpg?rev=1

 

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https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/peerless/6-81/2335747.html

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ball & ball peerless special asking 800.00 any questions please call (850) 217-8340

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From "Cars For Sale" Forum on April 2nd:

This needs to be here in the Peerless Forum also.

 

1925 peerless touring car . California car needs restoration very solid car steel and wood very nice . engine turns fine ran for few minutes years back .We had the students at local tech school prime paint the panels for preservation . car is assemble now . top is there poor also side rain guards  very good examples patterns .mechanically car is original has not been apart please see photos asking price 14,000  can be delivered    (car is in Maine) 2077761610

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These photos are from Anthony Cartonio in Maine -- who has the largest collection of Peerless cars and parts in the world, that I know of. There were some other posts back on 3/30. 3/31, 4/1 and April 2nd that were moved. He has a lot to sell. Most were collected by his father Ralph Cartonio, who had at one time 12 or 13 Peerlesses, counting partial cars. Ralph passed away in 2015. I talked to Anthony on the phone a few weeks ago. Sorry to not get on here earlier. Have been commuting 100 miles a day and doing a lot of construction projects.

 

Though I haven't been to his place, Anthony said there are six drivers and six parts cars [ + truckloads of parts ]. The red one in the shots above is actually the 1925 Peerless Model Six-72 5-Passenger Touring Phaeton(289 Collins Superb Six engine) which was an unusual shade of blue/green when Eugene Swantz of San Diego had it from 1961-2011.  I don't know how many are left or what is for sale, but at one time Ralph's collection included:

  • 1922-23-ish Speedster made from a Touring or Sedan, Peerless V-8 motor, Dandy Dave worked on the engine once!
  • 1925 6-72 Touring Phaeton, extra front fenders & engine 
  • 1926 6-80 Roadster, boattail
  • 1929 Mod. 6-61 Coupe, completely re-wooded & wood-grained by Peerless expert Don Bettes, primed to paint, golf bag door, wire wheels, ex- Bill Harrah car
  • 1929 Mod 6-61 Deluxe Coupe, incomplete top, partly dismantled
  • appears to be a green Victoria(2-door 4-Pass.)...maybe a '29 6-81
  • 1929 6-81 Sedan, 33,000 miles, last 3 owners were doctors
  • 1929 8-125 Coupe, Ralph found this ultra-rare car in 2013
  • 1930 Standard Eight, dismantled
  • 1932 Cabriolet Eight, possibly Master or Custom(NFS)

 

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Piccie of the 1st one on my list:

 

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Regarding the Eight-125 Coupe, imagine this 8-125 as a Coupe(this 7-P Sedan had 138" w.b., Coupe had 130" w.b.):

...as Jason Wenig says, there are only 6 of these 8-125s on the planet...

 

Image may contain: 1 person......image courtesy of The Creative Workshop 8-125 Restoration Portfolio 

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An earlier post that got moved:

 

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On ‎3‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 4:31 PM, jeff_a said:

This 1914 Peerless Model 48-Six Limousine will be sold at the Bonhams April 26th-27th Tupelo Auto Museum Auction. The event will be in Tupelo, MS and will be No Reserve:

image.thumb.png.4e8579aac738a84c79dd9e447f737802.pngphoto by Bonhams, est. 1793

Anybody know what may have became of this big brute? I'm still hoping to catch a glimpse of it a show one of these days! Wonder what coast it ended up on?

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