For Sale: 1928 REO Speedwagon in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1928 REO Speedwagon FA 1-1/2 Ton

First introduced in 1915, production continued through at least 1953, and made REO, (the initials of its founder, Ransom Eli Olds), one of the better-known manufacturers of commercial vehicles in America prior to World War II. Although the basic design and styling of the chassis remained consistent, the Speed Wagon was manufactured in a variety of configurations, (pickup and panel truck, passenger bus), to serve as delivery, tow, dump, and fire trucks, as well as hearses and ambulances. Other manufacturers provided refits for adapting the Speed Wagon for specialized purposes. The Speed Wagon used REO's "Gold Crown" series of engines, and was well regarded for power, durability, and quality.

For consignment, a 1928 Reo Speedwagon FA 1 1/2 ton truck first acquired with the purchase of an old feed mill in 1965, then restored by Muncy Restoration Works in 1995 to absolute perfection. No stone was left unturned during the redux and this truck has since lived a good life doing some advertising work for Verrastro beer distributing, as seen on both doors. We give you a 1928 REO Speedwagon and not the JoJo's Bizarre adventure character or 70s hair band, but in the flesh straight steel from 1938.

Exterior
Looking at the big truck of the era, this truck leads the way with a large honeycomb style radiator with a black surround and a slowly diminishing Speedwagon script in the center. It sports a single round headlight flanking on either side, curved pinstriped fenders which create the running board eventually, and a nice black bumper below. A beautifully styled Art Deco winged hood emblem sits front and center just below a polished radiator cap and just behind is a central hinged cowled hood. It has beautiful louvers on either hood side and the truck is bathed mostly in green paint showing as nicely as the day Muncy Restoration Works finished it. The fenders and running boards are painted black, along with the headlight casings. A squared off cab with its vinyl roof covering and flat windshield sets the backdrop for the Verrastro Beer Distributing painted doors all with well minded gaps sitting behind the hood. A long wooden bed with outward canted top sides is refinished just the way it was when new. Black exterior framing irons are noted on the sides for extra structural stability, and a wood gate and lightly stained wood floor makes up the bed. Green steel truck wheels are on with black center hubs wrapped in 6.50-20 rubber all around. We're ready to get your suds to you!

Interior
Deep glossy black paint covers the stamped metal door panels, and some shiny handles are within outcroppings in this black field. Black rubber floors and a long black vinyl bench floating on them is seen. Up front is a green painted original dash now with restored original white-faced gauges in a black oval. These have shiny bezels, and the dash is all excellent showroom condition. In the center is the ignition, a few bakelite pulls, and above is the original model data plate. Peering up we see the wooden slat roof all painted in body matching green with hints of the black vinyl roof showing through. Also, a vacuum wiper motor and mirror are mounted up here as well. The single flat pane glass windscreen will fold out for some extra ventilation when needed, a necessity on those hot summer day beer deliveries.

Drivetrain
Under the cowled hood is a beautifully restored and showroom condition 268ci inline 6-cylinder engine producing 67hp. It is original to this truck and has wonderful painted drab green block and black painted bolt ons. A 1-barrel carburetor feeds this mill and turns a 4-speed manual transmission. Way out back is a load carrying 6.22 rear geared axle. This mill has all like new wiring and hoses and even the exhaust is a matte black with no rust.

Undercarriage
All looking like new with nary even any road dirt, this undercarriage presents in black is near perfect. Solid framing, leaf spring suspension and hydraulic drum braking along with a black painted transmission showing no leaks can be seen in all their glory.

Drive-Ability
A quick starter and off to the test track where it performed flawlessly. Adequate acceleration, good braking and shifting, although it took me a little bit to figure out how to put the truck in reverse. Once mastered I was able to run through all the gears like a pro. All other simple functions were in working order.

Just a beautiful build for this truck that has been around for over 94 years and looks like it is brand now thanks to splendid restoration and careful upkeep since. Ready for you to show or promote your own business. Time for me to fly...

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1928 REO Speedwagon
  • Listing ID: CC-1575159
  • Price: $40,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1928
  • Make:REO
  • Model:Speedwagon
  • Exterior Color:Green
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:63816
  • Stock Number:3734
  • VIN:FA11696

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6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543
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