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6 cylinder Hot Rod Peerless Gt for sale


1959 Peerless GT | eBay

Seller information: "This Peerless GT, while rare, has been upgraded into a classic British hotrod."



-- Edited by Erik V on Monday 29th of March 2021 08:09:24 AM



-- Edited by Erik V on Monday 29th of March 2021 11:19:38 AM

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One ruined car. But a least it survived

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Yes. I believe this is the car there was a bit of an argument about on the Peerless Facebook page.

Guess this personifies the difference between European and American Classic Car culture.

Weirdly (imho) in America doing this kind of thing to a car increases it's value but here in Europe and GB, it totally destroys its credibility and hence value.

Personally, I think its a dogs breakfast but I DO admire the engineering. Just, PLEASE, don't do it to rare cars like this.

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Errrr.......

Just looked at the 'additional pictures'.

Personally, for 49.5k I'd like to have carpets, door cards and NOT have Dynamat stuck all over the gearbox cover and left looking like a child applied it.

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It's dreadful, isn't it?

Personally i would like to see some pics of the front of the chassis.

Must have been modified to give room to the engine sump?



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There is an element of American car culture that embraces "resto mods", but the vast majority of us prefer original spec restorations when it comes to European Sportscars. We all know they made millions of mustangs, camaros, and chargers, so it's no big deal when somebody jams in rediculiously large engines, modified suspensions and customized body work. There are still plenty of highly original versions around and they are highly praised in their own right. In non-covid times, there are major events, shows and drives almost every weekend throughout the US filled with vintage Sportscars that are cherished for their originality and functionality. The Perrless in question is awful in my mind, but was somebody's dream. That its been for sale for a long time sorta disproves the premis that it's worth more as a modified mess. Plus, we have seen a couple examples of original cars that have sold in the US for more that the asking price of this example.

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Apologies if I've upset any of our overseas friends. Maybe I've just been influenced by the plethora of 'Hot Rodding' TV shows we get over here. All of which appear to be devoted to taking nice cars apart, installing air suspension and crate motors then selling them for stupid amounts of money.

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No worries - we get a lot of Top Gear here where the three chaps seem to be obsessed with blowing up, sinking or otherwise destroying some pretty cool cars. But we are able to figure out that's mostly clowning for the camera ... right? Then we see shows like HobGobblins Garage (or some such) and are reassured that the restomod business isn't exclusive to the US. Frustrating though, that there are lots of hot rod shows, but properly restoring true classics doesn't seem to attract a large audience.

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