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1926 Peerless

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Just wondering if someone could help me with the value of a 1926 Peerless Model SD 6/80 four door sedan. I'm haveing no luck finding info anywhere.

   Thanks!

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Good to see the photo of this great car! I don't believe I'm familiar with it. It looks to be in excellent condition. Looks like Ontario plates. I maintain the KPAIE list, a roster of all known surviving Peerless cars & trucks. Current tally 363 vehicles.

I don't think there are any set values for pre-World War II cars, reliable ones anyway, as rare as they are.........and printed value guides tend to focus more on various Corvettes, Mustangs, etc. with so many millions made. I'm not aware of any current ones trying to cover Peerless. The lowest sale figure I've ever seen for a Peerless was about $2,000 for a rough looking 1927 Peerless car turned into a pickup decades ago. Five weeks ago, someone sold a 1904 4-cylinder Type 8 Peerless for $698,000, the most ever for the marque. Mechanical condition, location, body style, appearance all make a difference, of course.

 

The Six-80 Sedans were big sellers with around 15,000 built 1926-28. Quite a few survive, I count 19 1926 6-80s, compared to most other Peerless models. In '26, only three models were available, the 6-80, 6-72, and 8-69, with prices of about $1,600, $2,400, & $3,500, respectively, for Sedans. 230 cu. in., 63 h.p. Continental engines. The 116" wheelbase was the same as the Packard Single Six when first introduced in 1921.

 

Is this your car...one for sale near you...one at a car dealer's somewhere?

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Thanks for the info Jeff. It’s not my car but the owner asked me to put a value on it, one for insurance and a value for private  resale. I will look at it when it comes out of storage and I will talk to her about putting it on your list. Thanks again.

      Ron

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Despite my first impulse to run away when asked to estimate a value on a car I have never seen, I'll try to provide something. The authoritative volume on American pre-war cars, The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942  , from 1996, has a thumbnail guide to prices that might have been semi-accurate 30 or 40 years ago. An example would be their take on 1932 Ford Station Wagons and their guess of $2,750 to $23,000 values for Condition #5 to #1. If you had a showroom condition(Condition #1) example it would be worth $80K to $180K, I expect. Their guess on a '26 Peerless 6-80 Sedan is: #5....$2,000/#4....$3,000/#3....$4,200/#2....$6,500/#1....$14,000. 

 

  • A '26 6-80 Sedan that ran well but had poor paint and newer upholstery in modern fabric sold for 3 to 6 thousand 12 years ago. The sellers and a shipper were crooks, though, and it cost the new owner another $3,000 to get it to his house.
  • Some extremely well-restored 6-80s & 6-81s have been appraised or listed for $35-65K in the last decade, but do not know the selling prices.
  •  Brando & Joanne Pistorius of Pistorius Collectible Automobiles in Tampa, FL(www.oldwheel.com) have restored and refurbished 6 or 7 1926-1931 Peerlesses in the last 7 years, and had a 1926 6-80 Two-Door Sedan for sale for $42,000 at one time(sold).                                   
  •  Image result for 1926 Peerless1926 6-80 mentioned above.
  • Most of the really high prices for Peerlesses have been for 1903-1915 examples...
  • ...but a mint '29 6-61 Roadster brought $57,200 at the annual Owl's Head Museum auction in Maine. That 2016 event showed that even if it's not a Brass Era or more expensive model, a Peerless can sell for relatively high numbers.............despite the fact hardly anybody knows what they are. In 1926 Peerless had just 3 models, the quite luxurious 8-69 and 6-72, plus the middle-priced 6-80. In 1927 there were 3 Peerless luxury models(8-69, 6-72, and 6-90) and two middle-priced models(the 6-80 and 6-60). 
     
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