1929 REO Flying Cloud Coupe
Inline 6 cylinder engine. 3 speed transmission. Hydraulic brakes. Cigarette lighter. Tilting font window for ventilation and opening rear window for communication with passengers. Golf bag door on side of vehicle to facilitate carrying them without having to open the rumble seat area and contort them in. REO was formed by Ransom Eli Olds after he left Oldsmobile.
This 1929 REO Flying Cloud is on permanent loan from Mrs. Naomi "Popcorn" Nixon.
1929 REO Flying Cloud Coupe, with rumble seat.
1929 REO Flying Star Coupe.
1929 REO Flying Cloud Coupe.
1929 REO Flying Cloud Coupe with rumble seat.
1929 REO Flying Cloud Coupe with rumble seat.
1929 REO Flying Cloud Coupe with rumble seat.
1929 REO Flying Cloud Coupe with rumble seat.

1929 REO Flying Cloud Coupe with rumble seat.
1929 REO Flying Cloud Coupe with rumble seat.
1929 REO Flying Cloud head light.
1929 REO Flying Cloud badge.

1929 REO Flying Cloud dash detail.
1929 REO Flying Cloud stop light.
1929 REO Flying Cloud advert
Following an inordinate amount of effort, museum volunteers, principally Ben Bennett, have restored the 1929 REO to running condition. It's original Schebler carburetor, a nightmare of a design, has been overhauled piece by piece and is now working. One of this car's claims to fame is that the 1929 REO was the first large scale production vehicle to be fitted with hydraulic brakes as standard. As such they were also very difficult to work on. However, thanks to heroic, very patient, very painstaking effort, the vehicle is almost ready to return to active service. Stay posted for more news.
1929 REO Flying Cloud Coupe, May 2009
1929 REO Flying Cloud coupe.
1929 REO Flying Cloud coupe.
1929 REO Flying Cloud coupe & 1929 Ford Model A truck.
1929 REO Flying Cloud Coupe at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas
1929 REO Flying Cloud coupe on Alamo Plaza
1929 REO Flying Cloud coupe in front of the Long Barracks at the Alamo
1929 REO Flying Cloud coupe in front of the Alamo.
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Technical Specifications
Year:
1929
Make:
REO
Model:
Flying Cloud
Body Style:
2-Door Coupe with Rumble Seat
Engine:
6 Cylinder, 268.3 cubic inch, 27.3 HP
Transmission:
3-Speed manual with reverse
Drive:
Rear wheels
Top Speed:
70+ mph
Brakes:
4 wheel hydraulic drums
Wheel Base:
121 inches
Wheels:
30 inch with wire spokes
Electrical System:
6-volt
Start System:
Electric starter motor
Features:
Speedometer, engine temperature and gas gauge. Windshield hinged at top for ventilation. Cigarette lighter. Golf club bag access door on passenger side. Small parking lights. No turn indicators.
Additions:
An external mirror has been added for safety. (Original mirrors on a plate on side mounted spare tires is missing and unobtainable)
Production:
20,300 REO's of all types were sold in 1929
Original Price:
$1,625 ($20,500 in today's money)
Status:
Not working due to ongoing Schebler carburetor issues