J&R VINTAGE AUTOS                            
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144
 
 

J&R VINTAGE AUTO MUSUEM AND BOOKSTORE

 -TWELVE CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES that have competed in the GREAT AMERICAN RACE, including the 1995 winner, a 1917 Marmom

-2,000 SQ. FT. GIFT SHOP with hundreds of automotive books, automotive memorabilia, and die cast toys! 

FEATURED CAR

QUARTERLY WE WILL TRY TO BRING YOU A CAR CHOSEN BY THE STAFF AT THE J&R MUSEUM TO SHOWCASE WITH PICTURES AND INFO ON THE CAR.



1927

Peerless Boattail Roadster Model

6-90

(Featured car for April-June of 2011)



Here we are in the summer months in New Mexico and what would be more perfect for the summer months to go cruisin in than a 1927 Peerless Boattail Roadster!?


This car is one of Mr. Joiners favorites as well as myself (Shane Roy).  The car is very different from the other cars in the collection but different in many very good ways!  As you look at this picture you can see the boattail which is just such a classy look for the automobile to have!


Have a family or a few friends who would like to go crusising with you?  Well within that beautiful boattail is a rumble seat that perfectly seats two more passengers! Also note the disk wheels the two tone on them to match the car is a very elegant touch! 


The car has a six cylinder motor which produces 70 horsepower!  Just perfect for a nice, sunny cruise!


Peerless was among what was called the "3 P's" of the automobile world (Packard, Pierce Arrow, and Peerless) and so it should come as no surprise when compared with two other luxury cars that the Peerless would not be lacking in luxury!  Just check out the wood grain dash!


One of my personal favorites about the car is the details the car has incorporated into it.  I love the Peerless symbol placed into the wood grain on the door and than again as an emblem on the door itself! Just beautiful features like that set the car apart from the rest of the collection!


*Please note this beautiful automobile is for sale!  Just in time for the summer!  Please feel free to contact us for more information!!

SOLD!!


1918

Model T Ford

(Featured car for January-March of 2011)


When we decided to place a car on here we decided the car had to have a lot of value to the collection.  This car was the first old car that Mr. Joiner purchased so it is the car that started it all. Mr Joiner says he always had the intention of one day possibly restoring it but could never bring himself to make the change.  As Mr. Joiner went on to buy many other cars this one was places into storage.  In August of 2007 the car was brought out of storage and placed into the museum.


History of car

This car was bought new in 1918 in Raton, New Mexico for around $400.00.  This car is one of two that Mr. Joiner owns that still has the original title from 1918.  The car was sold to a second owner in 1924, however he never changed the title.


History Cont.

This car was originally a touring car with a back seat, a top, and side curtains (used in place of windows on open cars).  The second owner removed the back seat and made it into a pickup.  He also modified the back of the front seat to lie down and make a bed.



History Cont.

The car was parked in a garage in Raton, New Mexico in 1941 by the second owner.  Mr. Joiner bought it from the second owner in 1959 for $45.00.  At the time that is what it was worth.  The car took very little to get it running, just some gas and water.


History Cont.

The Joiners drove it for several years carrying their kids and the neighbor kids for rides around the neighborhood.  They would have as many as ten kids riding in it at a time.



History Cont.

In early 1970 the Joiners leased it to a movie company called "Bearcats".  The show was about a couple guys driving a Stutz Bearcat in the Western United States in the late teens (1913-1919).  The car is seen in one episode in which they load some beer kegs on it and one short scene of it going by on the streets.


* PLEASE NOTE THIS CAR IS NOT FOR SALE


 
 
 
 
 
 

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