1932 REO Royale

Convertible Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1932
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark Blue/Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Model 8-350. 125hp, 358 cu. in. straight eight-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission with vacuum-controlled clutch, four-wheel leaf spring suspension, lever action chassis lubrication, Lockheed four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 135"
Ransom Eli Olds was undoubtedly one of the pioneering leaders of the American automobile industry. Olds was hugely successful in selling his Curved Dash Oldsmobile, but when he resisted dropping it in favor of a more modern, expensive automobile he was forced out of his own company. No longer able to use his name for a car of his design, he used his initials instead. Thus Reo was established and built fine, reliable, moderately priced cars until 1931 when the company introduced the Royale. Despite the poor economic times Reo felt he could compete with Chrysler and Packard in this luxury field. The Reo Royale was a tour de force in virtually all respects and even though the company was losing money, over six million dollars were set asid