1929 Peerless Victoria Opera Coupe
Lake Mirror Classic Concours D'Elegance
Best in Class October 2016
Model 81, Car #177. 6 cylinder Continental Engine. 66 horsepower, 248 cubic inch.
Peerless Lockheed Hydraulic Four-Wheel Brakes, Artillery Wheels, all original to car!
New paint, new chrome, new tires, new blinds, upholstery in excellent condition, runs beautifully. Ready to show and tour. A very rare car, you won't see another one like it at any show or in any museum!
Did you know...
Peerless outsold Packard in 1920!
They were one of the most expensive luxury cars of the era. The top three in price and status where called the three P’s:
Packard, Pierce Arrow and Peerless.
Peerless Motor Cars (Cleveland, Ohio 1900-1931) was the first company to adopt what would become the standard of automobile design, a front mounted engine driving the rear wheels through a solid drive shaft.
Barney Oldfield shattered world speed records with the Peerless “Green Dragon”
Many collectors believe the Peerless motorcars to be some of the finest automobiles built in the USA in the 1920’s renowned for their high performance and stylish luxury. However, Peerless is the rarest and hardest to find of the “three P’s” as it ceased production in 1932.
In 1933, ownership and management of Peerless organized the Carling Brewing Co. USA, just after Congress repealed Prohibition, and began production of the famous Carling Black Label Beer in the old Peerless factory.
Other Peerless “Firsts”
- Peerless was the first company to successfully use a flyball governor to maintain speeds.
- They set a 1,000-mile endurance record and the fastest time ever in the Mt. Washington hill climb in New Hampshire.
- Peerless was the first to use of aluminum in their side-entrance tonneau along with being the first closed formal body in American production.
- Peerless was one of the first companies to use electric lighting. They used a Gray & Davis system as early as 1910 and then upgrading in 1913 to a single voltage Gray & Davis system which now included an electric starter.