Type 8 Style K

Body Style:

King of Belgium


Inline 4-cylinder, T-head, 24bhp


3-speed Selective-Shift Manual

Exterior Color:

Dove Gray

Interior Color:


More Information:

In 1869, Peerless commenced its journey in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the creation of a profitable clothes wringer. By 1891, the company transitioned into the bicycle industry, churning out 10,000 bicycles annually.

Around a decade later, Peerless acquired DeDion Bouton, a flourishing French company. This acquisition marked Peerless’s entry into producing motorized tricycles and quadricycles in America. Aspiring to develop their own line of automobiles, by August 1903, Peerless introduced a range including a 16hp two-cylinder, a 24hp four-cylinder Type 8, a 35hp Type 7, and a rare 60hp Type 12, slated for release in 1904.

The car’s aluminum body, crafted in the style of Roi des Belges (King of Belgium), was fashioned by the J.M. Quinby Company, incorporating distinctive tulip-like bulges behind the seats inspired by European design cues. Notably, the Type 8 stood out as the most contemporary and swiftest production car of 1904.

This particular vehicle achieved the remarkable feat of completing the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in England three times.