Dandy Dave

REO Gold Comet Rescue.

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Came across this 1960's REO Gold Comet oil tanker. Saved it from the torch and helped the owner find a good home for it. It was on property that he bought for back taxes. Fellows from Ryley's Auto in Saugerties, NY. They are the Rescuers. It is believed that this truck was once owned by Love Oil in Poughkeepsie, NY.     

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I have a soft spot for old Reos, Diamond Ts and Diamond Reos.

I was a mechanic for several Diamond Reo dealers in the 70s and worked

on many of these trucks.  They were real workhorses.

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Hopefully it will end up being restored.

 

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28 minutes ago, Dave Gray said:

I have a soft spot for old Reos, Diamond Ts and Diamond Reos.

I was a mechanic for several Diamond Reo dealers in the 70s and worked

on many of these trucks.  They were real workhorses.

My Uncle Gil Lee had a garbage route for years in Monroe CT. Cross Hill Sanitation. His first truck was a Diamond T Reo. It was around a 1969. Whenever I see one of these trucks it takes me back. 

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Thank you for saving this piece of local history! I don't know if Love Oil is still around but I remember seeing their trucks driving around a lot. 

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