The 1928 REO Flying Cloud, with it's roomy Fabio Segardi-designed body, was the company's first car to have hydraulic brakes, and a semi-automatic suspension lubrication system. The 3,640 pound sedan is motivated by a 268.5 c.i.d. 6 cylinder which cranks out 73 bhp, enough for you to take it on the run.
REO's two most memorable cars were its Reo Flying Cloud introduced in 1927 and the Reo Royale 8 of 1931.
The Flying Cloud was the first car to use Lockheed's new hydraulic internal expanding brake system.
Reo's Flying Cloud—a name that provoked evocative images of speed and lightness—changed the way automobiles would be named in the future
Ransom E. Olds was an entrepreneur who founded multiple companies in the automobile industry.
In 1897 Olds founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company (later, as Oldsmobile, to become a part of General Motors). In 1905 Olds left Oldsmobile and established a new company, REO Motor Car Company, in Lansing, Michigan.