The Netercutt, just as A.J. points out, is a "must see". Unfortunately, when I was there a few years ago, I didn't know about the need to make an appointment for the Salon tour. Anyhow, the big building has very impressive cars also. Fantastic place! And great people. I asked the curator to allow me to see a 1941 Packard Lebaron Sport Brougham, of which I have one, and he was very kind and showed me the car in great detail and allowed me to take tons of pics.
The only drawback with the big building is they have such a tremendous amount of cars and not enough space, so on some really great designs, you cannot even take a full pic of the car. That is what happened to me with the Dietrich Packard that has the same body as A.J.'s Royale... Here are my pics.
And the final pic.... you can see I really suffered to try to get the car's rear end.
Gorgeous design, but the car could be enjoyed a lot more given a bit more space. After all, it's best angle includes the side view on my opinion, to show off the huge hood and beautiful integrated trunk.
By the way, I really never noticed it was the same design as A.J. just made us note.... and back then, 2009, I didn't even know about his Royale. Truly, in my opinion, one of the greatest sedan designs of the classic era.
I had to get one of my other cars out so I pushed the Royale out in to the driveway. The short block is almost done and I was able to find two more rims to make 6 good 18 inch wheels out of the 8 I have now.
My engine came back today. For something that ran great I was shocked at how much work had to be done. There were 3 bent rods, 3 stuck valves, we had to deck the block to get it straight. I had new pistons made, etc, etc.
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
coley: Hi John and Mark. Coley here. Making more REO door handles. I need to find a supplier for the lock cylinder and keys for the outer locking door handles for a 1930 flying cloud and others. Or a handle with keys.
Feb 22, 2019 12:08:45 GMT -6