Peerless Cars Ltd. was in business from 1957-1960. In this short amount of time they accomplished many things, won their class at LeMans, produced approximately 300 cars, and most certainly achieved milestones in GT car engineering. The car on offer through LBI is a 1958 Peerless GT, chassis # 00018, as featured in the most recent October issue of Hemmings Sports and Exotics. The 18th car produced of 250 2 Liter GT's, it left the factory as a BRG over Grey example and stayed in England for the first 13 years of its life, then owned by William Smith of Tuckway Cottage in Blackburn. Shortly after, in the mid 1970's, it made its way to the states, then imported and purchased by Bo Dannenberger. Here the car remained until 2007 when it's estimated third owner, Dan Rose, purchased the Peerless with much work in mind. Today the car is finished in its original colors and does show one light respray that was completed a very long time ago. The car gives off an essence of originality and patina that so many seek in a preservation class automobile. However, this example has received a very thorough mechanical sorting that equates to a very tasteful combination of preservation and usability.
Cosmetically this car should not be touched, as many efforts have been put forth to preserve it as you see it. Cracks in the paint, a chip here, a flaw there all make for a car with character beyond most. We believe this to be the most original example in existence, cosmetically. The interior is of the same quality,