1912 Peerless Model 60

1912 Peerless Model 60 1912 Peerless Model 60 1912 Peerless Model 60 Sold for $440,000 at 2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction.
Pierce-Arrow introduced a model with an engine displacement of over 800 cubic-inches in 1910, bringing the cylinder wars to even greater heights. Peerless responded in 1912 with the Model 60, which featured a 826 cubic-inch 6-cylinder T-head engine with its cylinders cast in pairs. It had a cylinder bore and stroke of 6' x 8' and fed through two giant valves per cylinder. A central carburetor on long brass runners fed the engine.

With ample power and equally impressive luxury, the Peerless Model 60 was both refined and well-engineered. Selling for $6000 in 1912, it was slightly higher than Pierce-Arrows figure of $5750.

This particular Model 60 was treated to a restoration in the late 1960s. Based on an original Model 60 it has been modified to enhance its performance and looks. The chassis was shortened and modifications were made to the steering and brakes. The car was given a modern starter and electrical system. High speed touring was enhanced with an overdrive system.

The car was part of the Craven Foundation Car Collection in Canada during the 1970s and 1980s. It was later sold at auction to the present owner. It has resided in its current collection for approximately 2 decades.

By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2015

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1912 Model 60
1912 Peerless Model 60 Price Range: $6,000 - $7,200

Model Year Production

1917Ford (622,351)Willys Knight (130,988)Buick (115,267)3,915
1916Ford (734,811)Willys Knight (140,111)Buick (124,834)4,210
1915Ford (501,492)Willys Knight (91,904)Dodge (45,000)3,618
1914Ford (308,162)Overland (48,461)Studebaker (35,374)2,218
1913Ford (168,220)Overland (37,422)Studebaker (31,994)2,615
1912Ford (78,440)Overland (28,572)Buick (19,812)2,315
1911Ford (69,762)Overland (18,745)Maxwell (16,000)2,118
1910Ford (32,053)Buick (30,525)Overland (15,598)2,315
1909Ford (17,771)Buick (14,606)Maxwell (9,460)1,618
1908Ford (10,202)Buick (8,820)Studebaker (8,132)1,325
1907Ford (14,887)Buick (4,641)Maxwell (3,785)1,218

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