Vintage Cars of ‘The Great Gatsby’ – Peerless Eight

1919 Peerless Model 56 Sedan. Fitting transport for The Great Gatsby.

What Cars Would Jay Gatsby Have Really Bought? A 1919-1921 Shopping List by Igor Spajic PEERLESS Eight – Model 56 Peerless, together with Pierce-Arrow and Packard made up the ‘three P’s’ of the American luxury car motordom. Peerless had built powerful, expensive touring cars almost from the start in the early 1900s. The displacements of [...]

Vintage Cars of ‘The Great Gatsby’ – Pierce-Arrow Dual-Valve Six

Still among the peak of prestige - 1919 Pierce-Arrow Suburban Landau, model 48-B-5.

What Cars Would Jay Gatsby Have Really Bought? A 1919-1921 Shopping List by Igor Spajic PIERCE-ARROW DUAL-VALVE SIX A luxury car maker from the turn of the Twentieth Century, Pierce-Arrow found its forte early with the Great Arrow touring cars of 1903. Known for fine craftsmanship and conservative engineering, Pierce-Arrow was at its peak in [...]

Vintage Cars of ‘The Great Gatsby’ – LaFayette Type 134

1921 LaFayette ad with a profile of the French revolutionary hero.

What Cars Would Jay Gatsby Have Really Bought? A 1919-1921 Shopping List by Igor Spajic LA FAYETTE Type 134 Starting out with backing from Charles Nash of Nash Motors, nevertheless, LaFayette suffered from lack of capital in its short lifetime. The automaker, named for a famous French nobleman who fought in the American Revolution against [...]