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Peerless (American)

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Exhibit at the China Clay Country Park In Cornwall. Reg No. AF 3008.
Exhibit at the China Clay Country Park In Cornwall.
1903. Rear-entrance Tonneau. Two-cylinders. 16 hp. Reg No: AX 733. Photo at the 2010 LBVCR.
January 1903.
May 1904.
January 1905.
January 1905.
March 1930. Peerless Parts.

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Also see Peerless

1901 A steam engine for vehicles was made in the USA under the name Peerless[1] - unclear whether there is any connection with the later vehicles of this name.

1902 A Peerless petrol-engined car was exhibited in Chicago[2]

1903 A US-made Peerless car was exhibited by the Petrol Power Co[3]. Mr Mooers drove a Peerless in the Gordon-Bennett Cup race in Ireland.[4].

WWI Many Peerless lorries were used by the army during the war

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Marine Motors see the 1917 Red Book. Marine engines imported into the UK by A. W. Bradbury

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Petrol Motor Commercial Vehicles see the 1917 Red Book; petrol-engined motor vehicles were offered by Gaston, Williams and Wigmore from 1915-17.

1919 The Peerless: Armoured Car was made from Peerless chassis fitted with Austin bodies

Post-WWI Peerless lorries used in France in WW1 were reconditioned by Slough Lorries and Components

After WWI Peerless imported and modified commercial vehicles from the USA

1920 Peerless cars were offered by Gaston; marine engines by A. W. Bradbury; petrol-engined commercial vehicles were listed but without a distributor.

Later became Peerless Trading Co

1925 The Trader was a purpose-built vehicle with parts imported from the USA

c.1930 Peerless Parts was offering new lorries under the Peerless name

Finally known as Peerless Lorries

1931 Peerless Lorries and Parts Ltd was put into liquidation[5].


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Automotor Journal 1901/07/15
  2. Automotor Journal 1902/04/19
  3. Autocar 1903/01/31
  4. Autocar 1903/05/09
  5. The London Gazette 27 October 1931
  • British Lorries 1900-1992 by S. W. Stevens-Stratten. Pub. Ian Allen Publishing
  • A-Z British Cars 1945-1980 by Graham Robson. Published by Herridge and Sons. ISBN 0-9541063-9-3