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1917 Reo on Craigslist

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I wonder where they got the idea to paint the engine white? I'm no purist, but that simply looks silly.

I think the prices for both cars are very much on the high end, if not completely over the top and suspect that the use of CL as an advertising venue is deliberate in the hope of finding someone with discretionary money and no real knowledge of the subject.

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The car may be for sale for quite a while,

well after the Craig's List link expires.  So for

everyone reaching for a Reo, here's the text:

 

1917 REO THE FIFTH TOURING . TOTAL RESTORATION. ASKING $38,000 IF INTERESTED PLEASE CALL 585-293-9498 BEFORE 9:00 PM THANKS TOM

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Sounds high. These are very nice cars, I had an identical car at one time, very long legged.....it would zip right along with plenty of power.....a little bit of fun getting used to the brake and clutch being just one pedal, but otherwise a pleasant driver....

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This car appears to have two pedals on the floor , same size, under the steering shaft.

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To apply the clutch you need to push the pedal about 1/2 way then push to the floor to apply the brakes and the clutch. It is perfect for stopping on the way up a steep hill.

The trick is both pedals are ratcheting and lock down for a parked brake when applied with your whole foot. You need to drive with toes near the bottom of the pedals to allow them to spring back up.

It is a great design but takes some practice.

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