For Sale: 1927 REO Flying Cloud in Salem, Oregon

Vehicle Description

1927 REO Flying Cloud -Brougham

The chassis on this car has been restored and is in fully driving condition. The engine runs smooth and is run regularly. This is a large 249 in.³ straight six, having deep throated cylinders makes it sound good. The transmission is a strong easy shifting three speed.

This was the first car with hydraulic brakes produced by Ransom E. Olds (REO). Having the stopping power, he was able to put a larger engine and stronger drivetrain for speed. The chassis and drive train have been fully gone through.  It has a restored fuel vacuum pump, and a new starter, and exhaust. The wood steering wheel and wood spokes wheels have been fully restored as well, with 3 inch white wall tires including the spare.

It’s ready to have the body restored. The body’s been disassembled in the process of restoring. The body parts all are together currently being stored in a cargo trailer. There is very minimal rust in a few areas otherwise it is in great condition for restoring. It has all the gages, window glass, and headlights etc.  

The original project was taken on by a man who has since passed away expectantly; he spent many years with his wife searching down parts for the restoration. I purchased the car 6 to 7 years ago from the wife and since then had it gone through fluids etc., the limiting factor to getting it fully running condition was the vacuum fuel pump. This was sent back to a guy in New York to be restored. After receiving back we installed and the car was ready to run. As I am older myself, I reluctantly realize, I should pass this project and great feeling on. The chassis is ready to go for this car to be assembled and complete this historic 1927 Flying Cloud Brougham restoration.

This car is part of the National Rio Club registry, the Frame # A5549, the Engine mount# A6186. The Brougham addition was a two door front bucket seats with the back bench seat design.

Vehicle Details

  • 1927 REO Flying Cloud
  • Listing ID: CC-1647345
  • Price: $9,995
  • Location:Salem, Oregon
  • Year:1927
  • Make:REO
  • Model:Flying Cloud
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Poor
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