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Reo History

History

This is the history of the brand Reo since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of vehicles produced under this brand.

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Reo

REO company founded in 1904 by Ransom Eli Olds founder and owner of Oldsmobile. Olds satisfied with their achievements in the company's Oldsmobile, at the age of 40 years old in 1904, having decided to retire. But he was not left alone: ​​some American businessmen to persuade the Olds to take over the leadership of the new company, giving him a 52 per cent stake and the right to make all the decisions. The new company was named after the initials of the pile of its founder Ransom Eli Olds REO. In the area of ​​passenger cars the company has made no loud glory, but in the production of trucks REO has long been one of the largest and most reputable.



1906



The first machines REO for transportation of goods were typically American cars, buggies Fleyrbord Express with horizontal 1 - and 2-cylinder engine capacity of 9-16 hp, multi-plate clutch, planetary gearbox and chain drive the rear wheels. They could carry 5-10 people, or 250-750 kg of cargo.



1910



In October, was a branch of trucks REO Motor Truck Co., Has started producing 12-horsepower Truck Series «J» and "H" had good success: in the years 1911-13, they sold 2,300 pieces.



1913



2-ton model «J» received a 4-cylinder engine 25 hp and 3-speed transmission.



1915



Was created by the 45-strong truck «Speed ​​Wagon» capacity of 750 kg, capable of a speed of 64 km / h At its chassis immediately began to set all sorts of cargo, passenger and special vehicle. This simple car was the progenitor of vast cargo program REO.



Available in the following 25 years of REO trucks belonged to the bonnet series «Speed ​​Wagon», which is almost entirely harvested from your own site. In the 20-ies. it included a lightweight postal vans «Parcel Delivery», bus chassis «Power Wagon», pickups «Junior» 500 kg of cargo.



1928



Starting this year, the campaign produced heavier trucks «Tonner», «Standard», «Master» and «Heavy Duty» Capacity from 1 to 3 m with a 6-cylinder engine «Gold Crown» with a block of chrome-nickel steel, hydraulic brakes on all wheels, main transmission with a helical gearing and 14 different wheelbases (from 2900 to 4500 mm).



In 30 years, the range of trucks «Speed ​​Wagon» consisted of dozens of models. From light vans «Parcel Delivery» power of 45 hp and a pickup truck, "6AR" to 2 - and 3-axle variants without bonnet and bonnet carrying capacity from 1 to 6 m (models "1A4" to "4K5") with a 6-cylinder engine «Silver Crown» with the silver head unit with capacity of 70, 87 liter. s. or a 107-horsepower engine «Buda». Heavy-duty model "4N5" offers in-line eight-cylinder engine and two-speed main gear.



1936



On trucks appeared REO wide chrome grille, gives them a recognizable shape.



From 1934 to '38 series trucks REO (models from "1M" to "31M") were collected at the plant owned by the company Mack.



1937



The Board of Directors of REO decided to cease production of passenger cars, which led to Ransom Eli Olds left his second company.



1938



The company announced the launch of a new range of trucks (model of "19", "20", "21", "22", "23") full weight from 5.4 to 9.5 tons with a rounded hood with two oval cut-outs on the side of and shifted back front axle. They used new petrol engines (Silver Crown) of 4020 and 4720 cm ³ capacity of 89, 90 hp and synchronized 5-sgupenchataya transmission «Clark». All machines are offered in reinforced versions «D219/223» full weight of 7 to 12 tons, as well as 4 - and 6-cylinder diesel engines «Buda» capacity from 66 to 90 hp model of «D4-19" to «D221». Then the company was trying to organize the production of buses Flying Cloud wagon type with a motor located under the floor behind the passenger compartment.



During the Second World War REO produced 7.5-ton chassis «29XS» (6x6) for evacuation and fire trucks with a 180-horsepower engine «Hercules».



1943



The company has begun to assemble an army truck «US6» Studebaker carrying capacity of 2.5 tons.



1946



REO company offers 2-axle trucks «19BHS» and «20BHS» power 89 and 94 hp and 10-ton version of «25VXS» with the wheel formula 6x4 with engine «Continental» capacity of 129 hp



1948



The company has changed the model of "C19" and "C25", and heavy machinery "30" and "31" received a 200-hp engine «Gold Comet» and simplified trim.



1950



All pre-war gamma appeared under the symbol "E" (models "E19" to "E23") with the characteristic of the setting on the sidewalls of the bonnet grille and vertical arrangement of the brand name of REO. All these old petrol cars are not being sold, but the company saved orders army trucks "M-34" and "M-35" with the wheel formula 6x6. Because of this she continued each year to upgrade its civilian program: a new engine «Gold Comet» V8 (1953), Sleeper cab (1954), the first cabover truck and engines powered by liquefied petroleum gas (1955), a series of "E "Companies with Cummins diesel engines ranging from 180 to 262 hp (1956). With the advent of the financial problems at the REO began reorganizing and negotiating its sale.



1953



REO company became part of the aluminum company Bohn Aluminum and Brass, which has decided to buy a company and also Diamond T.



1957



White Corporation bought back from Bohn Aluminum and Brass company REO, and a year and a Diamond T, creating their combined production in Lansing. REO were the latest in a series of «D600» and «D700». By combining their pre-existing machines and aggregates businesses and White Diamond T, in the 60's. REO company was able to offer 43 models with 14 types of engines. However, the volume of their production steadily declined.



1967



Boss became a burden for the White and in May they have identified as an independent group Diamond REO.

Latest classic Reo cars offered in listings in the United States:

1908 Reo Runabout N/A 1908 Reo Runabout N/A 1 $US $3,551.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 REO SPEEDWAGON SPEEDWAGEN 1948 Other Makes 1948 REO SPEEDWAGON SPEEDWAGEN 11 $US $13,200.00
1914 Other Makes R E O Made By (Ransom Eli Olds) Motor works Lansing Mich 1914 Other Makes R E O Made By (Ransom Eli Olds) Motor works Lansing Mich 1 $25,000.00
1930 Other Makes 1930 Other Makes 4 $US $9,500.00
1906 Other Makes Model b Runabout 1906 Other Makes Model b Runabout 7 $US $10,100.00
1936 Other Makes 1936 Other Makes 21 $US $4,850.00
1935 Other Makes  Buddy 40H V-Cab 1935 Other Makes Buddy 40H V-Cab 13 $US $8,200.00
1930 REO T 6 4 Door Sedan 1930 REO T 6 4 Door Sedan 21 $US $4,500.00
1932 REO Royale Coupe 1932 REO Royale Coupe 12 $94,000.00
1935 REO Flying Cloud 1935 REO Flying Cloud 12 $58,000.00
1916 REO M 1916 REO M 7 $US $16,000.00
1930 REO T 6 4 Door Sedan 1930 REO T 6 4 Door Sedan 21 $US $5,000.00
1932 REO Royale Coupe 1932 REO Royale Coupe 12 $95,000.00
1935 REO Flying Cloud 1935 REO Flying Cloud 12 $58,000.00
1916 REO M 1916 REO M 7 $24,000.00
1916 REO M 1916 REO M 7 $27,000.00
1935 Other Makes  Buddy 40H V-Cab 1935 Other Makes Buddy 40H V-Cab 12 $48,900.00
1933 Reo Flying Cloud 1933 Reo Flying Cloud 6 $14,500.00
1916 REO M 1916 REO M 7 $US $7,900.00
1932 REO Royale Coupe 1932 REO Royale Coupe 12 $97,000.00
1935 REO Flying Cloud 1935 REO Flying Cloud 12 $58,000.00
1933 Reo Flying Cloud 1933 Reo Flying Cloud 6 $16,500.00
1933 Other Makes 1933 Other Makes 11 $22,000.00
1916 Other Makes REO Model M 1916 Other Makes REO Model M 7 $30,000.00
1916 Other Makes REO Model M 1916 Other Makes REO Model M 7 $30,000.00
1928 REO Flying Cloud Sedan 1928 REO Flying Cloud Sedan 15 $US $6,750.00
1933 Reo Flying Cloud 1933 Reo Flying Cloud 5 $US $3,550.00
1928 Other Makes 1928 Other Makes 7 $US $4,000.00
1935 REO Flying Cloud 1935 REO Flying Cloud 12 $59,000.00
1932 REO Royale Coupe 1932 REO Royale Coupe 12 $97,000.00
1928 REO FLYING CLOUD 1928 REO FLYING CLOUD 14 $25,000.00
STARTER DRIVE FERGUSON HUDSON PACKARD STUDEBAKER KAISER WILLYS REO 1945-1974 STARTER DRIVE FERGUSON HUDSON PACKARD STUDEBAKER KAISER WILLYS REO 1945-1974 6 $US $49.00
1928 REO FLYING CLOUD 1928 REO FLYING CLOUD 14 $US $30,000.00
World's Largest eBay Motors Dealer Over $3 Billion Sold World's Largest eBay Motors Dealer Over $3 Billion Sold 13 $48,980.00
REO SPEEDWAGON  Rare Vintage Truck REO SPEEDWAGON Rare Vintage Truck 12 $2,050.00
Forest Service REO Fire Truck Forest Service REO Fire Truck 12 $14,000.00
REO SPEEDWAGON "DRIVE IT IN A CAR SHOW PARADE" REO SPEEDWAGON "DRIVE IT IN A CAR SHOW PARADE" 12 $2,500.00
1950 Reo E-19 Speedwagon 1950 Reo E-19 Speedwagon 8 $17,500.00
REO Speedwagon 1948, cherry red, working pto dump bed. REO Speedwagon 1948, cherry red, working pto dump bed. 4 $17,000.00
1948 REO Heavy Duty Truck 1948 REO Heavy Duty Truck 12 $1,500.00
1928 reo Flatbed  driver 1930 1931 1926 1939 rat rod ford chevrolet FIRE TRUCK 1928 reo Flatbed driver 1930 1931 1926 1939 rat rod ford chevrolet FIRE TRUCK 12 $8,500.00
1926 REO T-6 4 Door Sedan - Ex-Harrah's Auto Collection 1926 REO T-6 4 Door Sedan - Ex-Harrah's Auto Collection 4 $4,999.00
1929 ford  Pick up  RB MTR  runs may deliver 1930  1931  listing 28 REO 1929 ford Pick up RB MTR runs may deliver 1930 1931 listing 28 REO 9 $5,700.00
Rare Truck Short 1952 REO F22 3 Yard Garwood Dump Rare Truck Short 1952 REO F22 3 Yard Garwood Dump 11 $1,525.00
1961 Diamond Reo Truck 1961 Diamond Reo Truck 6 $2,999.99
Rare Short 1952 REO F22 3 Yard Dump Truck Rare Short 1952 REO F22 3 Yard Dump Truck 5 $1,125.00
1928 REO - Flying Cloud Rumble Seat Coupe - For Parts or Restore - NO RUST 1928 REO - Flying Cloud Rumble Seat Coupe - For Parts or Restore - NO RUST 10 $8,500.00
1919 reo truck/ schoolbus 1919 reo truck/ schoolbus 3 $1,136.00
1938 REO SPEED DELIVERY HOT STREET ROD V6 AUTO A/C 1932 FORD NICE DRIVER SCTA 1938 REO SPEED DELIVERY HOT STREET ROD V6 AUTO A/C 1932 FORD NICE DRIVER SCTA 1 $27,500.00
1955 Restored REO M36 C 6X6 MILITARY TRUCK/AUGER 1955 Restored REO M36 C 6X6 MILITARY TRUCK/AUGER 1 $14,995.00
1937 REO  DIAMOND HOT ROD 1937 REO DIAMOND HOT ROD 12 $23,000.00
1906 Reo Two Cylinder Touring 1906 Reo Two Cylinder Touring 6 $10,000.00
1934 REO Flying Cloud 1934 REO Flying Cloud 4 $18,000.00
REO Rat Rod Truck REO Rat Rod Truck 10 $2,500.00
REO Flying Cloud REO Flying Cloud 12 $20,100.00
1924 REO Taxi Cab 1924 REO Taxi Cab 12 $8,000.99
1933 REO Flying Cloud Street Rod 1933 REO Flying Cloud Street Rod 4 $15,000.00
1920 reo speedwagon,barn find,project 1920 reo speedwagon,barn find,project 7 $2,000.00
Vintage 1930 REO Flying Cloud Fully Restored Vintage 1930 REO Flying Cloud Fully Restored 11 $10,340.00
1923 REO Speedwagon Fire Truck. Barn Find. Fire engine. Survivor. 1923 REO Speedwagon Fire Truck. Barn Find. Fire engine. Survivor. 11 $13,927.00
1948 REO SPEEDWAGON 1948 REO SPEEDWAGON 11 $21,932.00
1935, REO, FLYING CLOUD, PROJECT CAR, ANTIQUE, VINTAGE, STREET ROD 1935, REO, FLYING CLOUD, PROJECT CAR, ANTIQUE, VINTAGE, STREET ROD 10 $7,319.00
1923 REO Speedwagon Fire Truck. Barn Find. Original. Mechanically Restored. 1923 REO Speedwagon Fire Truck. Barn Find. Original. Mechanically Restored. 11 $7,928.00
1929 REO Flying Cloud 1929 REO Flying Cloud 8 $10,627.00
Your Chance to Own a Rare REO Flying Cloud Your Chance to Own a Rare REO Flying Cloud 8 $8,344.00
1948 Reo 1948 Reo 6 $7,552.00
1930 Reo Flyingcloud 1930 Reo Flyingcloud 9 $16,900.00
1948 REO fire truck -- excellent condition! 1948 REO fire truck -- excellent condition! 12 $5,264.00