This is chassis Nr. 053 of the ultra-rare 1958 Peerless GT2. It is one of only 294 produced in the UK between 1958 and 1961 and is believed to be one of less than 70 to exist world-wide. In 1958 a Peerless GT, won the overall victory in its class at the legendary French race circuit of Le Mans.
While borrowing its sporting bloodline and striking design from a Ferrari 250GT it shares many components with the Aston Martin DB4. The lightweight-racing body is one of the earliest production all-composite shells and is supported by a tubular space- “birdcage” frame. The vehicle is powered by a 2-litre straight four Standard engine and fed by twin SU double barrel carburetors. It features the original De-Dion rear axle, front Girling disc brakes and a 4 speed overdrive transmission.
Nr. 053 is an all original, Peerless GT2. The car is a “driver”, has been taken out for years on a weekly basis for spirited excursions and has been used for vintage racing, hill climbs and classic endurance rallies.
Presently this 1958 Peerless GT is being prepared to participate in the grueling La Carrera Panamericana Mexican endurance rally.
“Best in Show” – Vintage European Sports Car Concourse, SB, NY (July 2009)
“3rd in Class Trophy” – Lime Rock Rolex Vintage Festival, CT (Sept 2009)
“1st Price Winner” – Bridgehampton Classic Road Rally, NY (Oct 2009)