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Looking to sale a 1929 Peerless from my grandfather's estate. Has been sitting since the 60's when he bought. Pretty rough  but obviously not many around.  Engine is there but not sure if locked-up. Also has title.



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The only models it could be if it is a 1929 are:

  • 6-61
  • 6-81
  • 6-91
  • 8-125

Knowing the country/state/province would solve some riddles, too, as would the title.

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1 hour ago, Weston said:

What are they worth in this state? I know it depends on who wants it but just looking to see what a fair price to accept.


Check out my graph below.   I think if someone paid you 1000 bucks as parts you would be doing very well.


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The car has been outside for decades, so not a barn find, more like pasture find. Did your grandfather find it in a barn 50 years ago in running condition, or was it in this condition when he got it? It's nice to read about another Peerless..........since I keep the registry of them worldwide, KPAIE. I've listed this one there now that I have a location and an engine serial #[car serial # would be nice, too]. Two or three thousand 6-81s were sold in 1929, maybe eight thousand total Peerlesses. 248 Cu. In. displacement, 66 HP on the engine. New cost for a sedan started at $1,595.For Sale: 1929 Peerless Model Six-81 | Model, Antique cars, Car show

1929 Peerless 6-81 completely restored 5 years ago in Florida. This is a Standard 5-Pass. Sedan w/ disc wheel option. Dual sidemounts and wire wheels were another factory option. Here's a video of the above car from the restoration shop that did the above car, Old Wheel Restorations of Odessa, FL:  


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On 11/12/2020 at 7:05 PM, Weston said:

It is a straight six. Does that correspond to the first digit? then what defines the other models or how can i identify features to match the model numbers?

Thanks a lot for your interest in Peerless, one of the most important American automakers in the first half of the 20th century. The 4 models differed in price and had different engines. As opposed to GM, which had 8 "car companies"(really models) all under separate names, Peerless had these 4, all called Peerless. The top-of-the-line 8-125 had more horsepower than any of the GM brands. The 6-61 was a big hit at the NY Auto Show, with orders for 8,236 cars taken in a day.

  1. Six-61...215 Cu. In. Continental engine w/ 62 HP...116" w.b....$1,195-1,395
  2. Six-81...248 Cu. In. Continental engine w/ 66 HP...116" w.b....$1,545-1,595
  3. Six-91...289 Cu. In. Peerless engine w/ 70 HP...120"/128" w.b....$1,895-1,995
  4. Eight-125...322 Cu. In. Continental engine w/ 114 HP...Coupe 130" w.b. $2,195 - Limousine 138"w.b. $2,395 
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