conceptcarz.com


1909 REO One Cylinder

1909 REO One Cylinder

1909 REO One Cylinder Ransom Eli Olds was successful in selling his Curved Dash Oldsmobile, but when he resisted dropping it in favor of a more modern, expensive automobile he was forced out of his own company. The name REO represented the initials of automotive pioneer Ransom E. Olds, for whom the Oldsmobile was named. Olds launched the REO after leaving Oldsmobile in 1904.

The REO Company manufactured automobiles and trucks from 1905 through 1936. Their first car was completed in October of 1904 and shown a few months later at the New York show in January 1905. The model lineup consisted of a sixteen horsepower twin-cylinder car that had a base price of $1,250 and a single-cylinder car priced at $650. This put them in the Olds Curved Dash price range which made management at Olds nervous, as the REO were a lot more car. By 1906, REO sales surpassed Oldsmobile's. In 1907, it was one of the top four automobile manufacturers in the United States, based on sales. After 1908, the demise of the REO Company began due to competition from Ford and General Motors. Their single-cylinder cars would continue in production until 1910.

This REO runabout was found in an upstate New York barn in relatively complete condition. It was restored to award-winning condition in 1966 (Antique Automobile Club of America Senior Award) and was acquired by the current owner in 1968.

The one-cylinder, water-cooled motor is rated at 10/12 horsepower with a top speed of 26 miles per hour. The lamps and horn were standard equipment at the base price of $500, but the windshield and top were extras, $25 and $30, respectively.




Recent Vehicle Additions

Performance and Specification Comparison

Model Year Production

#1#2#3REO
1914Ford (308,162)Overland (48,461)Studebaker (35,374)13,516
1913Ford (168,220)Overland (37,422)Studebaker (31,994)7,467
1912Ford (78,440)Overland (28,572)Buick (19,812)6,450
1911Ford (69,762)Overland (18,745)Maxwell (16,000)5,278
1910Ford (32,053)Buick (30,525)Overland (15,598)6,588
1909Ford (17,771)Buick (14,606)Maxwell (9,460)6,592
1908Ford (10,202)Buick (8,820)Studebaker (8,132)4,105
1907Ford (14,887)Buick (4,641)Maxwell (3,785)2,458
1906Ford (8,729)Cadillac (3,650)Rambler (2,765)2,458
1905Oldsmobile (6,500)Cadillac (4,029)Rambler (3,807)864
1904Oldsmobile (5,508)Rambler (2,342)Cadillac (2,319)

Related Automotive News

Hilton Head Island Concours Announces its 2019 Pinnacle and Honored Collectors

Hilton Head Island Concours Announces its 2019 Pinnacle and Honored Collectors

Hilton Head Island Concours dElegance %26 Motoring Festival Names 2019 Pinnacle %26 Honored Collectors, Sponsored by Reliable Carriers HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Each year the Hilton Head Island Concours dElegance %26 Motoring Festival, one...
SPIRIT OF LEGENDARY DODGE BROTHERS LIVES ON AS DODGE LAUNCHES FOUR NEW ADS IN MARKETING CAMPAIGN

SPIRIT OF LEGENDARY DODGE BROTHERS LIVES ON AS DODGE LAUNCHES FOUR NEW ADS IN MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Multi-dimensional campaign highlights the Dodge Brothers passion for making great cars and how that passion and spirit still drives Dodge brand today New spots launch this week for 2015 Dodge Dart, Durango, and Charger and Challenger Scat Packs A...
SPIRIT OF THE LEGENDARY DODGE BROTHERS LIVES ON IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN INTRODUCING 2015 MODEL YEAR DODGE MUSCLE CARS

SPIRIT OF THE LEGENDARY DODGE BROTHERS LIVES ON IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN INTRODUCING 2015 MODEL YEAR DODGE MUSCLE CARS

First television ad in series begins Saturday, Oct. 4, for the new 2015 Dodge Challenger Fully integrated campaign highlights the Dodge Brothers passion for making great cars and how that passion and spirit still drives Dodge brand today Addition...
© 1998-2020. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Vehicle information, history, And specifications from concept to production.
Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2020 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction Or reuse prohibited without written consent.