1910 Peerless Landaulet, Body by Brewster
Peerless was one of that famous triumvirate of the “Three P’s”: Packard, Pierce-Arrow, and Peerless. These three were among the most revered and sought-after ultra-luxury cars of their times, from their Brass-era beginnings until the depths of the Depression, when two of the three succumbed as car-builders. Their early success was based on an unwavering dedication to building the very finest automobiles possible, with only the very the best materials, technology and craftsmanship; they were built to a standard, not a price; both of which were inevitably very high.
The 1910 Peerless Laundaulet reviewed by Automotive Quarterly (reprinted further down) is a splendid example of Brass-era car building at its finest. As an introduction, I’ve prepared an abbreviated history of the company. It’s old history now, but Peerless and the other long-gone classic marques are an integral part of what shaped the industry, both then and in their aftermath. Read the rest of this entry »