Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.


Hyman Ltd Classic Cars - ccts1498 Login
Website Contact Links
Hyman Ltd Classic CarsHyman Ltd Classic Cars
2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146
tel: 001 (314) 524-6000     
LIVE adverts (117)


The Peerless Company of Cleveland, Ohio was, for a brief period, one of America’s most exclusive automobile companies. Along with Packard and Pierce-Arrow, the trio of car makers known as “The Three Ps,” was equally revered for their quality, refinement, and engineering excellence. The route Peerless took to automobile manufacturing was remarkably similar to that of its rival Pierce-Arrow. Before making cars, Peerless manufactured a variety of household goods including clothes wringers and clothespins before moving to bicycles before the turn of the century. In 1900, Peerless set about building horseless carriages, with the first examples being De Dion-powered single-cylinder Motorettes. The firm then hired Louis P. Mooers to create the first all-Peerless design. Following several prototypes and light cars, production began in earnest in 1904 with a line of four-cylinder models. These cars were quite advanced in terms of layout and style, with front mounted engines and “conventional” hood and radiator treatment what would become the industry standard within a few years. The advanced design and engineering excellence meant the Peerless was also very expensive, with the 35 horsepower Model 7 coming in at $6,000 in 1904.

Peerless rapidly expanded its portfolio with increasingly larger and more powerful machines. Known for sophisticated coachwork, quality construction, and robust engines, the company lived into its slogan “All That the Name Implies.” Mooers was a firm believer that motor racing improved the breed, and with the help of celebrity racer Barney Oldfield, the gargantuan six-cylinder 1904 Peerless Green Dragon racked up the speed records. After Mooers departed in 1906, the firm brought in former Packard man Charles Schmidt to take over engineering duties. He phased out racing and focused all efforts on becoming the most celebrated luxury car maker in America. Championing the six-cylinder engine, Peerless was among the earliest manufacturers to successfully adopt the layout for production. Their first road-going six-cylinder car came to market in 1907, and with its impressive power and inherent smoothness, it was the ideal engine for prestigious luxury limousines and tourers. By 1909, the six-cylinder had grown to 824.8 cubic inches for the Model 25, making it one of the largest series-production engines of all time, matched only by the Pierce-Arrow Model 66. At a starting price of $7,000, the mighty Model 25 was one of the most expensive cars in America. Peerless built only 1,618 cars in total during the 1909 model year, making the Model 25 – then as now – one of the most exclusive American automobiles of the early twentieth century.

The incredible Peerless Model 25 presented here is a stunning Brass Era sporting motorcar, with power and presence in excess. This car wears evocative four-passenger open coachwork of newer construction, crafted in the spirit of the factory raceabouts of the period. It presents in a bold and striking bright green livery with subtle deep red coach stripes and brightly polished brass accessories. The 136-inch wheelbase chassis provides room for the massive inline six-cylinder engine, and the low slung coachwork and twin-rear mounted spares accentuates its length. Recently out of a noted collection of brass and nickel-era motorcars, the mighty Peerless presents in beautiful condition throughout.

From the 36-inch wooden artillery wheels to the gorgeous, cowl-mounted Gray & Davis search lamp, this Peerless is impressively detailed. Other features include big Rushmore brass headlamps, E & J side lamps, and highly polished brass gear lever, brake lever, and steering column. Brown linoleum lines the running boards and floors, tying neatly in with the paint color and newer brown button-tufted leather upholstery, which is supple and in excellent condition.

The exhaustive detail continues beneath the long hood, where the enormous 825 cubic-inch T-head inline six rests. In traditional fashion, the three pairs of cast-iron cylinders sit atop an alloy crankcase. The cam sits in the bottom end, driving exposed pushrods and valve springs. Like the rest of this car, the massive engine is in concours condition, authentically presented with black porcelain cylinders, natural finish crankcase, and numerous brass and copper fittings. It is now equipped with a high-torque starter in the interest of safety and ease of operation on tours and road events.

In the hands of the most recent owners, this Peerless has been shown on several occasions, including at the prestigious Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance in 2010 and again at the 2013 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns. With its recently freshened cosmetics, it will no doubt continue to impress on the concours lawn, while the massive and powerful engine provides a thrilling experience on brass era tours and road events. Few cars of the era could top the mighty Peerless, an exquisite motorcar that truly is “All the Name Implies.”

Offers welcomed and trades considered.


For immediate assistance please call us at +1- the details below
Price As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Peerless
Model Model 25
Year 1909
Country USA
Region International
Telephone 001 (314) 524-6000
Status Trade
Date 26-Sep-2019
Ref C1135580

Similar Adverts
1998 BROOKE ME 190
1998 BROOKE ME 190

Brooke ME 190

The Brooke 190ME was designed by Toby Sutton who founded Brooke Cars in the early 90’s. The company was named after his home village in Norfolk, with the ME standing for mid-engine.....

  • £22500
  • 16-Oct-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1999 Space-Track

This trailer is specially designed for very low sports-cars
Price: on request

- Aluminum chassis
- Electric winch
- Spotlights inside
- Special ‘roof’-openings for Lamborghini’s with.....

  • £12500
  • 07-Oct-2019
  • UK
  • Trade
Private Plates

B1 RVH on retention certificate for sale, fee paid.

  • £400
  • 17-Oct-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1928 Peerless 4DR Sedan

1928 Peerless 4DR Sedan
..Professional Ground up Restoration
..Won 1st at National AACA in Hershey, PA 1986
..Chocolate Brown Paint
..Black Fenders & Top
..Rarest of the 3 P's /

  • Offers invited
  • 17-Aug-2019
  • UK
  • Trade
1994 Solectria Force, Electric Car

The Solectria Force is an electric car built on a base model Geo Metro (Suzuki Swift). The company built around 400 of these vehicles, buying them in without drivetrain. There is a single speed transmission.....

  • £800
  • 30-Aug-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
XJ Coup'e Rear Glass Quarters

Pair of rear quarter windows complete with electric motors,
still boxed in good working condition.
Very Rare. 1970's model XJ6 or V12 two door XJ coup'e
£250.00 FOR THE PAIR,collection only.

  • As stated
  • 06-Sep-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1965 Ashley Laminates Sportiva coupe AutoControl Soesterberg

A very special and rare Ashley Sportiva from 1965, only 72 are made this year. It has the Ford V6 engine and manual 4-speed, it is the Original and once rebuilt engine.
Has got Belgian numberplates.....

  • £17500
  • 13-Sep-2019
  • UK
  • Trade
1886 Benz Patent Motor Wagen Replica

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen (or motorcar), built in 1886, is widely regarded as the world's first automobile. The original cost of the vehicle in 1885 was $1,000 (equivalent to $26,337 in 2016). This.....

  • £42300
  • 12-Oct-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1925 Ansaldo

In our June 8th Auction 2017 Ledbury UK

The current vendor has spent many years researching the marque, and has assembled a good collection of original parts, to be fitted to this 1925 chassis......

  • £9000
  • 05-Oct-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1930 LaSalle 340 coupe very nice and exclusive classic

A beautiful and rare Lasalle 340 coupe from 1930 with nice features such as the Dickey seat and the optional heater system, this coupe model is hard to find nowadays and is a exclusive classic car......

  • See Text
  • 18-Sep-2019
  • UK
  • Trade