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Post Info TOPIC: Chassis #92 for sale in Florida


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Chassis #92 for sale in Florida


www.ebay.com/itm/195ther-Makes-PEERLESS-GT-/221403137926?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276

In Florida, but with a California title, interestingly

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Interesting spare badges. They look like foil stickers?



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Yup, I'm gonna throw my bid in on this one. Have a list of questions developing and will reach out to seller. We'll see if the market has officially passed me by. Looks like a fun project to me! What do you guys see?

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I think it looks rather complete. I paid this much for far less...

The frame looks nice and rust free. Based on the chassis shots the under body looks unmolested. You can probably get it back on the road with paint, engine refresh and an interior without having to split the body from the chassis - that is a big plus.

I see both window handles and door latches. Hard to tell if the funky winders are present. Speaker holes in the rear panels are in a terrible location if they are not in a waterproof box, but that is an easy fix. The gas tanks look nice. Trunk hinges are present. The Bluemels wheel looks great - these are rare and expensive items. There is one on ebay now for half the price of his opening bid. hard to tell, but somebody painted the rear diff red. That's not correct but it might indicate that it has been looked. Not sure if there are any soft items (seats, door cards, carpets, headliner. Webasto fabric, etc) for patterns, but I am sure we can help you out with photos and perhaps templates. I have the Webasto top in the Warwick and it is a pretty cool period feature.

Engine is missing the thermostat housing, but it is kind of a "who cares" item as all the engine and trans parts are readily available. Heck, we can take off your rear carb choke if you are shooting for a perfect restoration. I wouldn't even evaluate the price based on the drivetrain.

Seems like the previous owner was taking it apart for paint, which it needs. If I wasn't slabbing bondo all over mine, I would be 100% all over this. Best of luck with the bidding. Looks like a good one to me and very complete.

www.vintagemotoring.net/forum/viewtopic.php

Dean

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We took our best shot, but someone aced us out. At least up to this point...

Kent n Keir



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Ugh! Nothing left but watch it slip away...while holding my breath...waiting.for a miracle 



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Hmm. Bidding up to $7500 then ended early. Looks like someone cut a deal outside of ebay. Hopefully it was one of you guys.

Dean

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that's weird, my watchit says it only got to $5k....confuse



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I think that if an item is pulled early, the listing reverts to showing the original offer price. I saw it get up to about $7700ish
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Well, the miracle happened!

Art and Kent20140407_071413.jpg



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Excellent. I could not be happier for you! I want to see lots of pictures and progress reports. Great buy.

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Congratulations!
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Welcome rkent47, your in!

when you have a liittle time can you pm me with a few details for the books?

there's plenty of help here on the forum if you need it, your not alone there's loads more sad people in the world!



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Nigel,

Art and I just got back from our 27 hour drive with the Peerless! Art is driving an additional 10 hours to his home. We are planning a write-up of the adventure with pictures a soon as our brains catch up with us...

Kent



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Great stuff, all the very best. We'll help you all we can.

Kind Regards, Jon

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uh O, you know Art? ooooh dear, you really are Peerless owner material and I guess you're already on his emailing list so you know the humor levels...........

 

love to have a small slice of that there road trip to put in my regular report over here?



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rkent47 is my Dad, so the car and of course the adventure is both of ours! as for now the car will be with him while i work out the details of owning three classics (four if an 84 volvo counts).

So the beginning of the story is goes like this.....
I called up the seller the monday after he posted the car. I had a list of questions and he kindly answered what he could. He was open to offers but "didn't know what it was worth..." he had been told by an editor of some classic magazine that it was worth 20,000 as it sat....WOW....but the seller quickly confessed he didn't believe it. The seller did throw a figure out that was agreeable to me(SOLD! or so i would have thought). He then explained that another potential buyer said he would like to make an offer but first had to research how much he could/should offer. The seller trying to be as "fair" as possible gave the first buyer a call and of course the buyer agreed to the amount. So i was out, and thus my "crying in my soup" comment a few days ago. But then the day after i received a call from the seller stating the first buyer backed out, giving me the chance to buy. So i bit! The coordination between my father and I both w finances and scheduling was crazy, and it was a whirlwind ever since.

more to come

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The whirlwind part to say the least!!! We quickly figured out that between Art's work, my graduation, and the seller's schedule we had no choice but to get the car over this past weekend! What a weekend it was ....

Kent and Art

p.s. This will be a bit like those old serials with Buster Crabbe! "Learn how our heros braved the highways of the South in our next exciting episode!!!!"



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Welcome aboard gents, the red cars go faster, though their restorations take longer. Not that I'm biased...

Watch out for the bling types with their stripes.



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and if the their blue with pop rivets all over the outer panels it will take a lifetime to restore and the paying public will have to endure it all, blow by blow!

 

 



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So Friday night ,after a full day of therapy, I hit the interstate headed to South Dakota to pick up my dad 10 hrs away. 5 miles in and my oil pressure gauge stopped working, so back home to fix my suburban. Great feeling to have to do my own mechanic work on a.modern vehicle before a million mile road trip. A couple hours later and I was good to go, but it was late and I was convinced to sleep. So at 1:30 am I hit the road again. After picking up my dad we immediately got going w an empty car trailer. We drove straight through w only a one and half hour nap, But this was only to our first stop in Georgia. My dad had 55 Ford t-Bird parts to pick up. After packing up the parts and a waffle house breakfast we headed on to Florida. We made it by Sunday night and were dead tired. But we woke early to load up our Peerless. At first sight it looked as good as in the pictures. But as we got closer the paint got worse, rims.rustier, and the nose was cracked. But then I sat in it and it felt So right. Loading up took forever but everything was just right and it all traveled perfectly. So Monday in Florida and it's 89 degree humidity quickly led to a Georgia rain storm and dropping temps the more north we traveled. Back in South Dakota we unloaded everything, including the.Peerless. Instead of napping before my 10 hour return to Montana my dad and I played w the car. Brakes hardly work but do, carb pistons almost frozen but worked loose, piston tops looked clean and the paint is bubbling and flaking everywhere. So after tearing myself away from the car I continued on to Montana. 5000 miles and then straight back to worvk, sleep deprived and highly distracted.

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Mmmmmm Waffle House Breakfast!

Sorry what's this about you buying some car or other...



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Jon,

That would be me, Art's dad. I am in the midst of a restoration on a Snowshoe White 1955 Thunderbird that I have owned since 1967. Art's love is the Triumph marque, mine happens to be '55 TBirds. Two weeks before Art's and my adventure, my wife and I drove to Fayetteville, GA to pick another '55 TBird. The fellow told me that any parts he had left over from his '56 TBird project would be mine. It was serendipity that Fayetteville was right on the way to Vero Beach where the Peerless resided. Now, in order to get to my TBird project, I have to walk right past Art's Peerless!!! The temptation to "do something" with the Peerless is almost overwhelming!! I can't wait for Art to get back to South Dakota from Montana!!!

Kent



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yea, what eva, forget all that, what about these waffles?



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I'm not kidden, the waffles were amazing!

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Speaking of which - Does anyone have any history on #92? We bought it from a dealer so there was little history involved... The weather has finally kind of turned around here in South Dakota - at least the sun is shining. Perhaps #92 will get rolled out of the wife's side of the garage and into storage until Art arrives on the scene!?

Kent



-- Edited by rkent47 on Wednesday 14th of May 2014 04:36:28 PM

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