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1926 Peerless SD 6/ 80 in Canadian dollars


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Interesting find, and thanks for sharing it, Ed.

 

The price is $20,000 (Canadian), and the

car, in Chatham, Ontario, is said to have 26,000 

kilometers on its odometer. Here's information

copied from the ad--useful after the link no longer works:

 

"1926 peerless SD 6/80 car has older restoration is in good condition.

Car is complete and has some spare parts runs and drives will deliver

within reason or will ship at your expense $20,000 or serious offer call 519 350 8014."

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I don't follow the pricing on these type of cars, but it's seems reasonable for a high end 20's car in good shape?

1 hour ago, John Bloom said:

I know there isn’t much love for these big older closed classic sedans.... but I love them. Priced like a 71 Nova.....  (not that there is anything wrong with 71 Novas.......  :)  )

A 71 SS 350 Nova is likely able to bring closer to $30k Canadian. IF it's in the same condition as this Peerless seems to be. I know from personal experience you can't restore a rusty SS Nova for the money they are asking!

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Comparing a 70s GM compact car with a Peerless 45 years apart is a little odd, though the Nova and 6-80 were big sellers in the companies. In the 1908-2009 period, GM and all its departments sold 424,000,000 vehicles, with around 4,300,000 Novas sold 1962-1979; Peerless sold 108,000 vehicles from 1900-1932, when they switched to brewing beer, with about 14,000 6-80s sold 1926-1928.

 

The 6-80 was probably the second-best seller for Peerless, after their V-8 car with about 34,000 in sales, 1916-1928. The Six-80 was only available with a 230 cu. in. six; Novas with a four, 3 sixes, and 5 V-8s...one of the sixes a 230 cu. in. powerplant, by coincidence.

 

Q: What new car did Louis Chevrolet buy in 1926?

A: a Peerless Six-80

 

Chevrolet Brothers / Photo Library / Special Interest Vehicles

Chevy Guy Buys Peerless

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46 minutes ago, jeff_a said:

Comparing a 70s GM compact car with a Peerless 45 years apart is a little odd, though the Nova and 6-80 were big sellers in the companies. In the 1908-2009 period, GM and all its departments sold 424,000,000 vehicles, with around 4,300,000 Novas sold 1962-1979; Peerless sold 108,000 vehicles from 1900-1932, when they switched to brewing beer, with about 14,000 6-80s sold 1926-1928.

 

The 6-80 was probably the second-best seller for Peerless, after their V-8 car with about 34,000 in sales, 1916-1928. The Six-80 was only available with a 230 cu. in. six; Novas with a four, 3 sixes, and 5 V-8s...one a 230 cu. in. powerplant, by coincidence.

 

Q: What new car did Louis Chevrolet buy in 1926?

A: a Peerless Six-80

 

Chevrolet Brothers / Photo Library / Special Interest Vehicles

Jeff, it is more than "a little odd"....it is also a little mean spirited, and for that I apologize to the Nova loving crowd of collectible car lovers.  My point was that the Peerless was considered a somewhat high end car with modest production numbers and yet today it is valued at about the price of a 50 year old mass produced economy car........hence my opinion that the Big Older Closed Sedans aren't given much love. 

 

Since I brought up Novas, I can't speak the word Nova without remembering my Grandpa in St Petersburg Florida circa 1977ish......we were down for spring break and my Grandpa (who had the biggest personality of any character in my life) proudly showed me his Nova that he had painted a tan color with a 4 inch paint brush.  I could see my Grandma out of the corner of my eye as he proudly showed off his paint-job.  She didn't speak, her eyes said everything that needed to be said.  Grandma knew what battles to fight and what ones to let go.........God rest her soul............

 

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10 hours ago, John Bloom said:

My point was that the Peerless was considered a somewhat high end car with modest production numbers and yet today it is valued at about the price of a 50 year old mass produced economy car.   

 

I saw your point right away, John.

It's funny how the market places high values

on some popular things, while other, finer things

remain bargains.  I have often said, "That [nice

antique car] is the price of a used Ford Escort!"

 

Avoiding fads, avoiding what is overpriced, today's

antique car fan can find plenty of reasonably priced

cars!

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7 minutes ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

 

I saw your point right away, John.

It's funny how the market places high values

on some popular things, while other, finer things

remain bargains.  I have often said, "That [nice

antique car] is the price of a used Ford Escort!"

 

Avoiding fads, avoiding what is overpriced, today's

antique car fan can find plenty of reasonably priced

cars!

I couldn't agree  more.  I see a car every day that I find interesting and a great introduction into the classic car hobby that could probably be bought with an envelope containing 6,500 dollars.  Things that would be welcome at a cruise night in your local town.  

 

I did mistakenly assume that this Peerless had a classic rating from the CCCA.  That apparently isn't the case, it was only the 1926 8-69 that had the Classic rating that year?  I assume this has a shorter wheelbase along with the Six (vice an Eight).   Still a very handsome car that I think many would be proud to own and care for.  I hope someone on here sees it and makes it their own.

 

John

 

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These were an attempt to expand sales numbers with a significantly lower priced car than what Peerless was generally making. But still a very nice car. It will be a good buy for someone. Hopefully it stays in Canada.

 

Greg

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