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1932 REO 8-35 Royale

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REO built its first automobiles in the fall of 1904, introducing trucks in 1908. The Lansing, Michigan, company was founded by Ransom Eli Olds, the father of the Oldsmobile, after he left his namesake company. Starting in 1931, REO introduced the luxurious Royale with coachwork designed by Amos Northup, chief body designer for Murray. The pioneering streamlined bodies were powered by a 358 cubic-inch, 125 horsepower straight-eight on either a 131- or 135-inch wheelbase featuring one-short chassis lubrication and thermostatically-controlled radiator shutters. At $22,445, this was REO's most expensive car.

By 1933 the company was in deep financial trouble and following stockholder squabbles, Olds gave up control of the company late in 1934. Car production was discontinued in the summer of 1936 while REO concentrated exclusively on commercial vehicles. Just 3,908 REOs were produced for 1932, including 176 Royale 8-35s. Just 50 or so convertibles were produced between 1931 and 1932, of which only a handful are known to survive.

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1932 REO 8-35 Royale Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the REO 8-35 Royale

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)
1932 Reo Royale 8-35 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: N3001
Sold for USD$280,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
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1932 Reo Royale Convertible Coupe
Sold for USD$220,000
  2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island
 
1932 Reo Royale Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 35N3001
Sold for USD$184,250
  2004 S. Ray Miller Collection
 

REO 8-35 Royales That Failed To Sell At Auction

1932 REO 8-35 Royale's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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1932 REO 8-35 Royale Profiles

1932 REO 8-35 Royale vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: Murray
1932 REO 8-35 Royale vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: Murray
1932 REO 8-35 Royale vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: Murray
1932 REO 8-35 Royale vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: Murray
1932 REO 8-35 Royale vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: Murray
Chassis #: N3001