Receipt from a dealership for a Peerless. Check out what he traded in
His trade in wasn't very old as the Chevrolet Model D was basically a 1918 offering.
I'd love to have either car now! Thanks for posting....
It says a Chevy 8 could it be that rare V8 they only built for a short while ?
Neat Ephemera, Thanks for sharing.
Looking at the tire cost and accounting for inflation, modern tires are relatively inexpensive by 1921 standards.
30X3.5 tire inflation should be about 65psi.
It's been 1200% of inflation since 1921, so the $63 price of a 34 x 4 1/2" tire would be $819 today. 34" clinchers are sold as 880 x 120 mm today, costs $490 for black and $805 for grey Excelsiors from Coker: http://www.cokertire.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=880x120
Guess it's the volume of Model T clinchers sold in combination with cheap Vietnamese labour that makes them cheaper today. Other sizes may take years for a batch to sell - costs lots in storage.
I wouldn't mind paying $15,600 in today's dollars for a three year used 1918 Chxxy V8 - a nice machine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5unH0BaCe0
Frank , I'd say its likely. This man was incredibly wealthy. My ex lived next to this property. It had a beautiful little barn for cars and I always pictured what may have lived in there. Now I know. More to follow !
The Chevrolet Model D was offered with the V8 in 1917 & 1918. Not a lot were made. If my memory serves I believe there are only about 5 known in existence today.
I saw a 17 or 18 Chevy V8 sedan at Newport, IN at the 2011 Hill Climb. They are big cars.
The Peerless is about the price of ten Fords.
Im still amazed that two such automobiles made their way to nova Scotia
Is this not about the time N.S. switched from RHD to LHD. or was that just P.E.I.
Sunday April 15 1923 at 0200.