The Reo Model 8-35 is one of, if not the first, automotive designs tested in a wind tunnel at the University of Detroit Aeronautics Department. Designed by Murray, the fenders, radiator shell, and even the forward light bezels all show the efforts put forth to create a smooth, graceful and aerodynamic profile. Those efforts, combined with a powerful 358 cubic-inch engine, a rigid frame and huge Lockheed hydraulic brakes, gave Royale owners a swift and unique driving experience. And, as one writer of the time said, '....leaves nothing to be desired.' The Royale coachwork was awarded gold medals in both the Rome and Zagreb, Yugoslavia concours d'Elegance events in 1931. This example is finished in a color known at the time as 'steel dust iridescent,' chosen to highlight the aerodynamic features of the fenders and coachwork.