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  1. On 10/18/2020 at 12:20 AM, alsancle said:

    The wheelbase is 15 inches longer,  the windshield is 2" lower,  the hood is 5 inches longer,  and those are the obvious differences.

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    Hi all... hope you're all doing well and Covid-free ... Ours is still looking for a new home .... would be a perfect original match to the bleu one :-)

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  2. 14 hours ago, alsancle said:

     

    If that car was in the U.S. it would be sold.   You are getting the car for free and probably paying for only 1/2 the restoration.

    That's right .. and we can easily ship it to the US :-)

  3. On 12/1/2016 at 7:44 PM, alsancle said:

    Ed found this over on Facebook (where I refuse to go).  At first it looks like a period picture.  There is at least one factory photo showing a full chrome spare cover but whatever is behind the car makes me think 1960s.

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    anyone more info on this car or person ? this might be our car prior to 1964 ... 

  4. On ‎11‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 6:34 PM, reoinwi said:

    Hello all.  I just read through the entire thread to catch up.  What great exchanges and information.  To throw in my participation I wanted to address a question about the air deflector in front of the exhaust manifold.  Some place in my discussions with other Royale owners it was explained that the shield was to keep the air from the radiator from cooling the manifold and thus changing how the engine would perform.  Sounds logical in a way and the only explanation I have heard so far.  An earlier post shows the 8-35 sedan that was for sale on Ebay out in New York.  That car did not sell and I contacted the seller after the auction and we came to a deal and it came home with me to Wisconsin.  I am currently going through all the mechanicals to make the car drivable and safe.  It is a very solid car with what I believe to be original paint.  The interior is quite nice but I suspect it has been redone at some time in the past as some of the sewing lines are not straight and the carpet is later for sure. Mechanically it is in pretty good shape as well.  I drained what looked like fresh antifreeze out of it, the engine oil did not look to bad and the engine is free.  My goal is to have it ready for the REO national meet in Wisconsin next July.   I also recently purchased the Royale coupe owned by Gerd and Diane Hermann of New York.  Gerd passed almost 5 years ago.  I had talked with Diane a couple years ago about what she planned on doing with the car and she indicated it would be for sale.  It took us a little over a year to get together for me to see the car.  At that time I did get it running, with very old gas no less, and could move it forward and back but the brakes seemed stuck somewhat.  Not surprising as it has sat for 4 years at that point no being touched.  Gerd only trailered the car to shows so it needed some going over which I did between May and July when I took it to the REO meet in Kerrville Tx.  Drove the car on the first day of tours and it was a dream to drive.  At the very end of the day however with temps in the mid 90s I got stuck behind very slow traffic going up a long hill and then setting at the top to park and when I shut it off the blew about a gallon of coolant out the top of the radiator.   We discovered that the lower hose was collapsing as soon as the engine started.   Hose is not correct, the radiator looks replaced with a new one without the correct tube on the bottom hose.   Let it cool down and filled it up with water and made it back to the hotel without further problems.  Did not drive the second day but the weather was not to good anyway.  So a few more things to deal with and I also hope to have this car ready for next July.  This car is the Red one on the end of the line in the tx photo of all the Royale's lined up.  I also have a rare REO mate phaeton that I got from Don Olson of Vermont years ago before he passed.  I have two daughters that I am hoping will join me in bringing all three cars to the meet in July, maybe even driving them there.   We are only a couple hours away so I think it will be possible but they both just had little boys so not sure about how we travel with infants and no seat belts for the car seats.

    The discussions about tire size is very interesting also.  My understanding is that the original 650's were larger than what is available today but smaller than the current 700's which makes sense. I also agree with Al that the blackwalls look better even though I have whitewalls on 3 of my REO's ( I also have a 29 flying cloud).   I will at some point change them out.  As for covers I am working with a fellow in Wi to make the sidemount covers and hope to have some after the first of the year.  We already stamped more water jacket covers (used JIm Carlsons molds). I have them in raw stainless steel or can polish them if anyone needs them.  We are also going to be reproducing hub caps made exactly as REO did.  They will be complete or just the skins will be available.  We also made new water disperse tubes for inside the engine out of brass.  I may have one or two of those available also.  Great discussion, keep it up. Dave

     

    So nice to know the coupé is in good hands :-)

     

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  5. On ‎6‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 8:23 PM, Henrik Ogstedt said:

     Hallo.

    I wonder if your coupé is the coupé that got renovated in Sweden and then exported to Belgium. It was a 8-35 1932. If it is the right car there are a comprehensive article in one of our club papers from 2003. I can send pictures of it to you if you like. It is in Swedish so a little translation can be of help.

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    Best regards Henrik Ogstedt

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    We bought ours in Sweden in 1995 … can you mail me a copy of the article ? Thanks

  6. On ‎6‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 8:23 PM, Henrik Ogstedt said:

     Hallo.

    I wonder if your coupé is the coupé that got renovated in Sweden and then exported to Belgium. It was a 8-35 1932. If it is the right car there are a comprehensive article in one of our club papers from 2003. I can send pictures of it to you if you like. It is in Swedish so a little translation can be of help.

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    Best regards Henrik Ogstedt

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    It's very much alike .. probably it is ..

  7. On ‎6‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 3:08 PM, reoinwi said:

    Hello,  I have recently purchased the Hermann coupe that also came from Belgium.  In a youtube video I see it was at the same house as this sedan, I assume the same owners.   I would be interested to know the history of ownership.  Did you have both cars at the same time? or was the coupe possibly sold to finance the restoration of the sedan?  Both are very nice cars to be sure.    Also curious about the choice of engine color.  Other Royale's I have seen the engines are painted black. Is this color on yours by choice or did the factory paint them that color as well?  Good luck getting it back on the road, these cars are meant to be driven and enjoyed. They stay in better working condition that was also.  I need to do work on the coupe to get it running well again and the brakes do not work from sitting, may need a rebuild of the master cylinder or who knows.  I will find out in the next few weeks.  Good luck in finding a new home for yours. 

    Yes defnitively .. I'll send you a private message.

  8. On ‎11‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 2:29 PM, daniel boeve said:

    Wow in Belgium !This is a very nice car .Must have cost a lot of money to bring it to this level .I have never seen a yellow painted motor but i don't know anything about Reo's neither .i am from Belgium but never saw the car in person .There is also another Reo for sale in Belgium but not a nice as this one .

     

    The engine color was normally more darkgreen. Here a mistake happened by giving the paint brand and number to the shop. They painter used that number with his brand of paint and it became this very distinctive/original yelowish color.

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    Hello,

    done some research in my archives and found this in a ReoClub Pdf:

    The 8-25 and 8-21 Flying Cloud 8s relied upon the 5-main bearing, 268 cubic inch, 90 hp Continental R-800 designed and produced for REO by Muskegon’s Continental Motors. Both engines were state-of-the-art designs and utilized modern aluminum pistons, counterbalanced crankshafts and were both statically and dynamically balanced.

    Hope this was usefull.

    best regards

     

  10. I added pictures of the interior.

     

    We've done some minor mechanic jobs the last weekends.

    Car starts at first crank and everything is working.

    Next on the agenda we've planned to go to the car inspection to be able to drive again on public roads.

    Updat follows soon.

    ATB

     

     

  11. Just now, llopdoro said:

    Mazette, une plaque à 1000 euros !    J'en ai aussi une .... avec le prénom de ma femme...

     

    Your Reo is beautiful! I cherish that kind of car.

    You say it is a sedan, she seems very long for a single sedan and as you are giving no pictures of the interior as here as in the ad in Hemmings I can not see if there are occasional seats or not.

     

    As Daniel Boeve I also am living in Belgium, but at the other side, in the South near the famous Abbey of Orval with her famous beer.

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  12. We're located in Belgium and sell our 1932 Reo Royale 835 Sedan.

    This car has been completely and professionally restored here in Belgium. 
    No costs have been spared to achieve this result. 
    The car's chassis and underside is as shiny as the body and interior.
    Not one piece or bolt hasn't been taken care of.

    This car has almost never driven since as my dad wanted it to stay in this mint condition.

    It starts at the first crank and everything is working well. 

    On request we can send you more details and pictures.
    We have full photo coverage of the restoration, as well as the complete car history.
    What's unique for this car is that prior to us from 1932 to 1993 (about 60 years) it only had 4 owners.
    This car stayed all these years in the Fresno (CA) area till we shipped it to Belgium.
    Now we're looking for a new owner who can continue the history of this car and give it the LTC it's used to have.
    My brother and I can't find the time to do it.
    Our asking price is 95.000,- USD
    contact us via reoroyale835@gmail.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  13. We're located in Belgium and sell our 1932 Reo Royale 835 Sedan.
    This car has been completely and professionally restored here in Belgium. 
    No costs have been spared to achieve this result. 
    The car's chassis and underside is as shiny as the body and interior.
    Not one piece or bolt hasn't been taken care of.

    This car has almost never driven since as my dad wanted it to stay in this mint condition.

    It starts at the first crank and everything is working well. 

    On request we can send you more details and pictures.

    We have full photo coverage of the restoration, as well as the complete car history.
    What's unique for this car is that prior to us from 1932 to 1993 (about 60 years) it only had 4 owners.
    This car stayed all these years in the Fresno (CA) area till we shipped it to Belgium.
    Now we're looking for a new owner who can continue the history of this car and give it the LTC it's used to have.
    My brother and I can't find the time to do it.
    Our asking price is 95.000,- USD
    contact us via reoroyale835@gmail.com

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  14. On ‎11‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 6:26 PM, ersatzS2 said:

    Mother in law just surfaced this family photo.  What is interesting is that this is pre-war Italy.  Would'nt have thought REO would have european distribution in the 30's?  Wonder what it would've cost then, likely a princely sum...

     

    My greatgrandfather and grandfather in Belgium … he drove his Reo all over Europe

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