1915 REO Speed Wagon Special

1915 REO Speed Wagon Special

Following his grudging departure from Oldsmobile, automotive pioneer Ransom E. Olds established the REO Motor Car Company in 1905. REO produced a range of high-quality cars, but its lasting fame was earned by its trucks. The hard-working vehicle it introduced in 1915 featured an open-backed body style (making it the forerunner of what we now call the pickup truck), while its pairing of a 27-horsepower external-valve four-cylinder engine and a three-speed transmission with relatively tall gearing made it capable of higher-than-average on-road speeds, inspiring its now-famous name: The REO Speed Wagon.

1915 REO Speed Wagon Special

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