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11-03-2008, 05:09 PM
The Los Angeles Times had a series of articles on gangsters in early L.A.
This picture was in one article. Does anyone recognize what kind of car it is? I've searched the net and not found anything.



11-03-2008, 06:07 PM
I think its a Big 6.

11-03-2008, 06:28 PM

That is a 1927 Peerless. The shape of the top of the radiator shell is quite distinctive and was used by Peerless from 1926 to early 1928. As far as I can tell, the headlights and cowl lights were completely plated in 27. In 26 and 28 only the rims appear to have been plated. It was available with either a 70 hp 6 or 80 hp V8.

Terry Godkin
27 Dictator Custom Sedan
54 Commander Starliner

Studebaker Wheel
11-03-2008, 06:42 PM
I think you post war Studebaker guys are out of your league on this one. The car is a 1927 Peerless and from the size of the headlights I believe it is the model Eight-69. This car had a large 332 c.i. V-8 power plant and was relatively expensive being nearly double the price of the highest priced Studebaker (a Big Six President) of the era.

For another L.A. Times car feature see:


See 14th car down.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

11-03-2008, 07:05 PM
Now that's a recent positive Studebaker article/review actually in print. Nice to see it used, even if a '92 TW was the source. Thanks for the the link, Dick, and for spotting the car as an Eight-69. [^]


JGK 940
11-03-2008, 08:45 PM
Great article - thanks for posting. Particularly like the Ford presented to Truman when civilian production resumed after the war. HST must have spit bullets: he was a lifelong ChryCorp fan.

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
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11-03-2008, 11:12 PM
Thanks guys, that was fast. I knew it looked like a high priced car.
Here's a picture of a 1927 car in Belgium that looks the same except it has wooden wheels.