Ransom E. Olds secured his spot in American history by creating two successful automobile manufacturing companies. Oldsmobile once held the distinction of being one of America's oldest automotive manufacturers (1897 - 2004). Olds left his company in 1904 with a settlement that prohibited him from using his name in any new automotive venture. He still had his initials (REO), which he used for his second company in 1905.
This funeral hearse probably began life as a five passenger Model T-6 Sedan. The custom body features glass side panels trimmed with carved wood. It was cleverly used to clandestinely transport alcohol during Prohibition (1920-1933). This particular vehicle was used for filming in HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire.'Source - AACA Museum