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Wisconsin Peerless


well i'm new to the show here but would love some input in the purchasing process.  I'm HUGE into triumphs, own a gt6+ and a couple of round tail spitfires and i just 'tricked' my dad into buying a tr4a.  To me the peerless is a car triumph really should have made,  so i have a plan to some day aquire one.  for their rarity, they do have a tendency to pop up kinda often.  i'd like to know what kind of things are really important to be included in a project.  to me the motor/trani is no big deal, but an interior? or bumpers? seem hard to replicate/replace. 

and the real question.....what are peoples thoughts on this ebay auction

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Peerless-Barn-Find-/130856601520?ViewItem=&item=130856601520&forcev4exp=true

Thanks,

Arthur



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58 Peerless GT, 68 Triumph Spitfire, 70 Triumph GT6



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Arthur,

Well it looks a little like the project I started with... mostly there but needs everything.  The guys on Bring a Trailer are harping about the price, but it doesn't seem out of line from what I paid. 

You can see on my project I cut and mended the frame.  I don't know if this was really easier then starting from scratch and building a new frame.  I suspect that it was not.  I thought there were just a few pieces that needed to be fixed, but once I got into it there was really a lot.  If I were to do it again, I would just use the old frame as a template for the new one.

Here are some pics that showed the process.  frame and running gear is done.  Body work lies ahead...

http://www.vintagemotoring.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1542

Dean



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this one was for sale last year and didnt sell, cant remember how far it went though.

last car sold on hebay in the UK went for £7,200 with no identity so this looks cheap?



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dean, had actually checked out your project in November wen was looking the last peerless on ebay. Awesome work! And speaking of that peerless, it sold for 5 grand plus... But it had a complete tr3 drivetraum along w a tr6 frame and drivetrain. And the fberglass work didn't include reshaping the nose... So I'm torn because I really want one but don't want to over spend... 



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I am Arturo's father and was also kind of looking at the "Wisconsin" Peerless. Art and I decided to pass on that Peerless due to reservations about what exactly we were getting into. But, we are still very interested in obtaining a Peerless project, so if anyone spots one, please let us know! A road trip to England would be nice, but might be a bit out of our budget - almost anywhere in the States would be good.

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Kent



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Finished at $4,600? Any word from the buyer and their plans? It is also fascinating that there were 200 watchers on the auction, according to the sellers update. (i'm guilty of one count..). Might this indicate increased interest in PWs?

dave

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Would you be interested in #145?  It is currently in my garage in Owego, NY.

John Frieman

frieman@aol.com



-- Edited by Frieman on Wednesday 6th of March 2013 11:39:44 AM

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Actually, at least 20 of those hits were Art or me...

 



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