Thanks for the confirmation, Mark! That is a gorgeous car, and being the great original it is, it would be unvaluable to get detailed pics of things like engine compartment, dashboard, etc. Do you think you could ever get Joe to take some detailed pics of his car and share them with us?
Since we are not talking about coachbuilt cars but regular production ones, telling one appart from the other is really very difficult, particularly if the car was painted and it's aspect changed. Some may have some particular alteration or accesory that may help tell them appart.
In this particular case, and referring to your friend's picture of the gray car, which by the way is very sober but gorgeous, the only car I have seen with the two additional lights just over the bumper brackets (which by the way I don't think were originally offered by REO but I believe are aftermarket and to my untrained eyes newer than then car), is the one that you posted mentioning it you saw it a a forum... no idea or further data on it... could it be the same one? No idea... but perhaps it is, but after a paint job in not period correct colors, and adding the sidemount covers, I believe it could be...
And perhaps it is the car at the CCCA regional magazine to which you supplied the link, which shows the same lights but interestly does show the sidemount covers that is not shown in the color pic you posted... though a couple of details may proove me wrong: the chromed shutters in the radiator of the color pic, the lack of hubcap emblems in the magazine's pic, and the license plate in a different place... mmmm... so I really have no idea.
Agreed Victor that it is tough trying to reconcile which car is which over the years when they all started identical except for paint. The accessory lights are typically "Trippe" lights which in period were intended for auxiliary lighting on emergency vehicles. The have become de-rigueur on any white wall laden Classic these days.
tim: Mark my hood is complete and you are welcome to examine when you come over to Michigan. Also, the chrome strip or stainless stops at the rear of hood. Does not go to the windshield
Apr 24, 2015 13:38:30 GMT -6
davidsnow: Just saying hello as a new member. Thank you to John Phillips for reaching out and letting me know about the forum. I live in Wisconsin and have been in the REO club for several years. My wife and I currently are serving as custodians of REO merchandise.
Jan 17, 2016 10:57:38 GMT -6
harley: My attempt at creating a thread with an attachment of the Royale stationary does not seem to allow the attachment to open for view. What did I not do correctly? This is my first time on a forum so it is all new to me. (Harley)
Aug 20, 2016 13:49:41 GMT -6
JohnGPhillips: The spam topics and offending users have been removed. Apologies to all.
Aug 14, 2018 11:36:56 GMT -6
lovecars1: My Father owned a 1931 Reo Royale 8 that once belonged to Premier Hepburne of Ontario Canada in the 1930s,my Dad owned this car in Kingston,Ontario in the mid to late 1940s.I remember him saying it was horrendous on fuel.
Aug 22, 2018 15:02:20 GMT -6