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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:

1930 Reo 6-20 Flying Cloud 1930 Reo 6-20 Flying Cloud 24 $500.00
1930 Reo 6-20 Flying Cloud 1930 Reo 6-20 Flying Cloud 24 $25,900.00
Original REO ~ Model TH-18 Revo-Lawn Power Mower ~ Parts List 1954 Original REO ~ Model TH-18 Revo-Lawn Power Mower ~ Parts List 1954 6 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model WGE-18 Townhouse Electric Power Mower ~ Parts List 1953 Original REO ~ Model WGE-18 Townhouse Electric Power Mower ~ Parts List 1953 5 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model M-61 Four Cycle Engine for 420SR-1 ~ Parts List 1961 Original REO ~ Model M-61 Four Cycle Engine for 420SR-1 ~ Parts List 1961 8 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model 418-AR Four Cycle Power Mower 18" Reel ~ Parts List 1962 Original REO ~ Model 418-AR Four Cycle Power Mower 18" Reel ~ Parts List 1962 8 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model 5250K Engine 2 1/4hp for TKS-18 TKS-21 ~ Parts List 1956 Original REO ~ Model 5250K Engine 2 1/4hp for TKS-18 TKS-21 ~ Parts List 1956 11 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model WH-18L Holiday Power Mower ~ Parts List 1954 Original REO ~ Model WH-18L Holiday Power Mower ~ Parts List 1954 7 $8.99
Original REO ~ Power Mower Cutting Unit for W425-8 & WR425-8 ~ Parts List 1958 Original REO ~ Power Mower Cutting Unit for W425-8 & WR425-8 ~ Parts List 1958 10 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model 2230-H 1 3/4hp Engine for TH-18 Mower ~ Parts List 1954 Original REO ~ Model 2230-H 1 3/4hp Engine for TH-18 Mower ~ Parts List 1954 7 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model 2340-H Engine 1 3/4hp for PH-20 ~ Parts List 1954 Original REO ~ Model 2340-H Engine 1 3/4hp for PH-20 ~ Parts List 1954 10 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model WFE-18 Townhouse Electric Power Mower ~ Parts List 1952 Original REO ~ Model WFE-18 Townhouse Electric Power Mower ~ Parts List 1952 7 $8.99
Original REO ~ Ride-A-Lawn Power Mower Riding Unit for WR425-8 ~ Parts List 1958 Original REO ~ Ride-A-Lawn Power Mower Riding Unit for WR425-8 ~ Parts List 1958 6 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model M-58 Four Cycle Engine for 421 DI-0 Mower ~ Parts List 1960 Original REO ~ Model M-58 Four Cycle Engine for 421 DI-0 Mower ~ Parts List 1960 6 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model 3310-J 2 1/4hp Engine for RJ-25 Mower ~ Parts List 1955 Original REO ~ Model 3310-J 2 1/4hp Engine for RJ-25 Mower ~ Parts List 1955 7 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model M-62 Four Cycle Engine for 421-AD Mower ~ Parts List 1961 Original REO ~ Model M-62 Four Cycle Engine for 421-AD Mower ~ Parts List 1961 5 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model MW-8279 Four Cycle Engine ~ Parts List 1962 Original REO ~ Model MW-8279 Four Cycle Engine ~ Parts List 1962 8 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model M-60 Four Cycle Engine for 421-AS 421-ASC ~ Parts List 1961 Original REO ~ Model M-60 Four Cycle Engine for 421-AS 421-ASC ~ Parts List 1961 9 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model M-23 Two Cycle Engine for 221-TL Mower ~ Parts List 1959 Original REO ~ Model M-23 Two Cycle Engine for 221-TL Mower ~ Parts List 1959 7 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model 5240-7 Engine 2 1/4 hp for WKL18-7 ~ Parts List 1957 Original REO ~ Model 5240-7 Engine 2 1/4 hp for WKL18-7 ~ Parts List 1957 7 $8.99
Original REO ~ Models 421-AD & 421-ADI 4 Cycle Power Mower ~ Parts List 1962 Original REO ~ Models 421-AD & 421-ADI 4 Cycle Power Mower ~ Parts List 1962 8 $8.99
1948 REO Speedwagon 1948 REO Speedwagon 8 $6,500.00
1948 REO Speedwagon 1948 REO Speedwagon 8 $7,500.00
1930 Reo 6-20 Flying Cloud 1930 Reo 6-20 Flying Cloud 24 $3,050.00
1948 REO Speedwagon 1948 REO Speedwagon 8 $7,500.00
1947 Diamond Reo 1947 DIAMOND T 201/ LESS THAN 1000 MILES SINCE BUILT COLD AC 1947 Diamond Reo 1947 DIAMOND T 201/ LESS THAN 1000 MILES SINCE BUILT COLD AC 23 $56,000.00
1927 Other Makes 1927 Other Makes 1 $500.00
Original REO ~ Model 5210-7 2 1/4hp Engine for WK 25-7 Mower ~ Parts List 1957 Original REO ~ Model 5210-7 2 1/4hp Engine for WK 25-7 Mower ~ Parts List 1957 10 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model 5210-8 2 1/4hp Engine for W 425-8 Mower ~ Parts List 1958 Original REO ~ Model 5210-8 2 1/4hp Engine for W 425-8 Mower ~ Parts List 1958 7 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model M-54 Four Cycle Engine for 420P-O ~ Parts List 1960 Original REO ~ Model M-54 Four Cycle Engine for 420P-O ~ Parts List 1960 8 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model WF-18 Runabout Power Mower ~ Parts List 1952 Original REO ~ Model WF-18 Runabout Power Mower ~ Parts List 1952 8 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model WH-21 Royale Power Mower ~ Parts List 1954 Original REO ~ Model WH-21 Royale Power Mower ~ Parts List 1954 8 $8.99
1922 REO T6-B TOURING 1922 REO T6-B TOURING 17 $19,900.00
1934 REO Flying Cloud 1934 REO Flying Cloud 12 $33,000.00
Original REO ~ Model 211-G 1 3/4hp Engine for WG-21 ~ Parts List 1953 Original REO ~ Model 211-G 1 3/4hp Engine for WG-21 ~ Parts List 1953 10 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model 3330J 2 1/4hp Engine for TJ-18 TJ-21 ~ Parts List 1955 Original REO ~ Model 3330J 2 1/4hp Engine for TJ-18 TJ-21 ~ Parts List 1955 11 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model 5230-7 2 1/4hp Engine for TK18-7 TK21-7 ~ Parts List 1957 Original REO ~ Model 5230-7 2 1/4hp Engine for TK18-7 TK21-7 ~ Parts List 1957 11 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model THE-18 Electra-Lawn Power Mower ~ Parts List 1954 Original REO ~ Model THE-18 Electra-Lawn Power Mower ~ Parts List 1954 7 $8.99
Original REO ~ Power Mower Cutting Unit for RK-25 & YRK-25 ~ Parts List 1956 Original REO ~ Power Mower Cutting Unit for RK-25 & YRK-25 ~ Parts List 1956 11 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model 5240K 2 1/4 hp Engine for WLK-18 ~ Parts List 1956 Original REO ~ Model 5240K 2 1/4 hp Engine for WLK-18 ~ Parts List 1956 9 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model TH-18LP Holiday Mower ~ Parts List 1954 Original REO ~ Model TH-18LP Holiday Mower ~ Parts List 1954 7 $8.99
Original REO ~ Model MW-8284 4 Cycle Engine ~ Parts List 1962 Original REO ~ Model MW-8284 4 Cycle Engine ~ Parts List 1962 10 $8.99
Original REO ~ Models 421-AD & 421-ADI Four Cycle Power Mower ~ Parts List 1961 Original REO ~ Models 421-AD & 421-ADI Four Cycle Power Mower ~ Parts List 1961 9 $8.99
1934 REO Flying Cloud 1934 REO Flying Cloud 12 $33,000.00
1930 Reo 6-20 Flying Cloud 1930 Reo 6-20 Flying Cloud 24 $25,900.00
1934 REO Flying Cloud 1934 REO Flying Cloud 24 $46,000.00
1922 REO T6-B TOURING 1922 REO T6-B TOURING 14 $19,900.00
1934 REO Flying Cloud 1934 REO Flying Cloud 12 $46,000.00
1934 REO Flying Cloud 1934 REO Flying Cloud 24 $46,000.00
1928 Other Makes 1928 Other Makes 18 $6,600.00
1947 Diamond Reo COE 1947 Diamond Reo COE 18 $8,700.00
1934 REO Flying Cloud 1934 REO Flying Cloud 12 $46,000.00
1949 REO Speed wagon 1949 REO Speed wagon 24 $5,000.00
1934 REO Flying Cloud 1934 REO Flying Cloud 12 $46,000.00
1927 REO Flying Cloud with 1966 Olds 442 1927 REO Flying Cloud with 1966 Olds 442 18 $42,000.00
1947 Other Makes G80 1947 Other Makes G80 9 $2,600.00
1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 11 $4,000.00
1930 REO Berline 1930 REO Berline 10 $20,000.00
1928 Other Makes G80 1928 Other Makes G80 14 $9,900.00
1933 REO 1933 REO 12 $20,000.00
1928 Other Makes G80 1928 Other Makes G80 14 $9,900.00
1933 REO 1933 REO 12 $20,000.00
1933 REO 1933 REO 12 $20,000.00
1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 11 $4,000.00
1930 REO Flying Cloud Mate 1930 REO Flying Cloud Mate 9 $US $7,500.00
1930 REO Berline 1930 REO Berline 10 $US $10,100.00
1933 REO 1933 REO 12 $25,000.00
1950 REO E-22 1950 REO E-22 21 $US $654.00
1930 REO Flying Cloud Mate 1930 REO Flying Cloud Mate 9 $11,000.00
1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 11 $4,500.00
1930 REO Flying Cloud Mate 1930 REO Flying Cloud Mate 9 $11,000.00
1929 Other Makes 1929 Other Makes 8 $3,000.00
1949 Other Makes 1949 Other Makes 13 $US $1,499.00
1930 REO Flying Cloud Mate 1930 REO Flying Cloud Mate 9 $11,500.00
1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 11 $5,000.00
1929 Other Makes 1929 Other Makes 8 $5,000.00
1949 Other Makes 1949 Other Makes 13 $US $1,499.00
1916 Other Makes Model M 1916 Other Makes Model M 8 $16,500.00
1947 Reo Trucks Speedwagon 1947 Reo Trucks Speedwagon 13 $5,000.00
1930 REO Berline 1930 REO Berline 9 $US $7,211.11
1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 11 $4,500.00
1936 REO SpeedWagon Runs Drives Body Int VGood 268I6 4 spd man 1936 REO SpeedWagon Runs Drives Body Int VGood 268I6 4 spd man 12 $31,999.00
1948 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1948 Chevrolet Other Pickups 19 $US $4,050.00
1936 REO SpeedWagon Runs Drives Body Int VGood 268I6 4 spd man 1936 REO SpeedWagon Runs Drives Body Int VGood 268I6 4 spd man 12 $31,999.00
1929 Other Makes 1929 Other Makes 8 $US $3,000.00
1951 Chevrolet Other Pickups Stake Bed 1951 Chevrolet Other Pickups Stake Bed 12 $7,600.00
1910 REO G 1910 REO G 11 $29,500.00
1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 11 $5,000.00
1916 Other Makes Model M 1916 Other Makes Model M 6 $US $12,000.00
1949 REO speedwagon Other Pickups 1949 REO speedwagon Other Pickups 12 $US $7,200.00
1950 REO SPEEDWAGON pick up, truck 1950 REO SPEEDWAGON pick up, truck 11 $US $7,000.00
1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 1955 Other Makes MILITARY REO M45 DECONTAMINATION UNIT SPRAY TRUCK 11 $5,000.00
1936 REO SpeedWagon Runs Drives Body Int VGood 268I6 4 spd man 1936 REO SpeedWagon Runs Drives Body Int VGood 268I6 4 spd man 12 $31,999.00
1936 REO SpeedWagon Runs Drives Body Int VGood 268I6 4 spd man 1936 REO SpeedWagon Runs Drives Body Int VGood 268I6 4 spd man 12 $31,999.00
1949 REO SPEEDWAGON SPEEDWAGON 1949 REO SPEEDWAGON SPEEDWAGON 21 $US $6,200.00
1951 Other Makes 1951 Other Makes 21 $16,500.00
1928 REO 2 door 1928 REO 2 door 13 $US $7,000.00
1931 Other Makes REO 1931 Other Makes REO 7 $20,000.00
1951 Other Makes 1951 Other Makes 21 $16,500.00
1936 REO SpeedWagon Runs Drives Body Int VGood 268I6 4 spd man 1936 REO SpeedWagon Runs Drives Body Int VGood 268I6 4 spd man 21 $39,999.00