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If you do in fact mean Peerless, the Series<BR>69 was made in 1926, 27, and 28. It came with the<BR>standard types of bodies available in that vintage, ie roadster, phaeton and various<BR>sedans. It was the biggest car that they built in those years, and was available on<BR>chassis up to 133" in length. The engine was a V8 in 1926 and 27,of 70 horsepower, but changed to a Continental straight 8 of 80 horsepower in 1928. The car is considered a full Classic by the Classic Car Club and therefore can be used in their club functions as well as the AACA. Good luck with it, it is a rare car, although it probably has a small following and you will have to look a little harder to find parts and info.

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Hello I,m looking for help in locating information on a Model 69 Peerlec that I recently found. Our there any websites.<BR>Thanks Joe............

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by steve@autorest.com:<BR><B>If you do in fact mean Peerless, the Series<BR>69 was made in 1926, 27, and 28. It came with the<BR>standard types of bodies available in that vintage, ie roadster, phaeton and various<BR>sedans. It was the biggest car that they built in those years, and was available on<BR>chassis up to 133" in length. The engine was a V8 in 1926 and 27,of 70 horsepower, but changed to a Continental straight 8 of 80 horsepower in 1928. The car is considered a full Classic by the Classic Car Club and therefore can be used in their club functions as well as the AACA. Good luck with it, it is a rare car, although it probably has a small following and you will have to look a little harder to find parts and info.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I have model 1928 here in Finland and it is 100% original. This is only place where i have found even a name of my car, i like to know is there many left in Usa.<BR>

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Dear Peerless owner in Finland,

I just read your message on the AACA Forum today. Even though it has been 7 years since you left this message,I am happy to read about your 1928 Peerless. Is it a Model 6-60, 6-81, 6-90, or 8-69?

I am a member of the Peerless Motorcar Club, which you could see at: peerlessmotorcar.com .I am a new member of the Club but have done lots of reading about Peerless cars. I have found two photos online of Peerless cars in Finland. One was a taxicab and the other was a 1930 Sedan. I am glad to hear that at least 1 Peerless survived the War in your country. How did that happen? Please send a message to me via the Peerless Club website or this forum and I will send you info on Peerless cars. It is difficult to tell how many cars still exist. About 107,000 cars and trucks were built. Estimates of remaining vehicles range from 35 to 510...making the Peerless somewhat mysterious, but definitely rare. Personally, I believe that there may be more than that. My own research on the internet has yielded data on many Peerlesses in 12 countries.

J. Melland Brown, Salmon, Idaho, USA

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I hope I can answer to some of your questions Jeff smile.gif I'm not the original poster however.

The Peerless model in question is a 6-60 Sedan from 1928. I'm no Peerless expert but I think it's the only Peerless in running condition in Finland. I have a Finnish book called "Nuo mainiot ajoneuvot" which explains the history of this particular car. The owner of Peerless drove the car from 1928 untill the start of war. I guess the poor old 6-60 was deemed to be too old for war service. The owner never returned from the war and the car was forgotten for years in a barn untill it was found again in 1966. The car was in good condition and restoration was finished in 1968.

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Brockway,

Thank you for the data on the Peerless in Finland. Is the "Nuo mainiot ajoneuvot" book a catalog of many old cars in your country, or is it a story about one family and their cars, perhaps. Nice to hear that the car was restored and which model it is. Do tell me if you hear of any more Peerless news from Europe. Maybe there are some museums in Europe which have interesting cars.

Jeff

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I saw on the peerlessmotorcar.com website ( in the "Guest Book" section ) this week that another restored Peerless -- besides the one brockway mentions -- is in Finland. It is a 1929 Model 6-81 Sedan, was restored in 1998, and is owned by Vesa Elg.

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