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 Post subject: Dietrich Reo Royale
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 1:09 pm 
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There was at least one of these sport sedans built plus one conv coupe which still exists but I have never seen a picture of.

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 Post subject: Re: Dietrich Reo Royale
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 1:10 pm 
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It seems identical to the Packard pictured in "Auto Body" magazine. I think there are 3 of the Packards.


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 Post subject: Re: Dietrich Reo Royale
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:57 pm 
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Here is the car now and according to the AutoBody magazine blurb in its original colors.


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 Post subject: Re: Dietrich Reo Royale
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:59 pm 
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Here is the mention in Autobody. I wonder what ever happened to the convertible sedan and victoria? A Victoria on a 148 inch wheelbase must have been stunning.

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 Post subject: Re: Dietrich Reo Royale
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 7:00 pm 
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Ok, I found a picture of one of the other two Dietrichs. Not sure if this is the Victoria or the Convertible Sedan. A victoria in my mind has a blind rear quarter, but a convertible sedan should have 4 doors. Thoughts?

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 Post subject: Re: Dietrich Reo Royale
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:48 pm 
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Here is a better copy of the picture of the Convertible Victoria. This seems to be the what it was called although usually a Victoria has a blind rear quarter.

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 Post subject: Re: Dietrich Reo Royale
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:06 pm 
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What is called a victoria convertible seems to be on the standard 135 inch wheelbase. Here is a blurb from the NY Sun Times talking about the sport sedan (which they call a victoria also).

Reo headquarters on Broadway is showing a Reo-Royale victoria by Dietrich,
which could win a grand prize in a "concours d'elegance"
Done in Havana red and some shade of cream, it has four doors, four windows and a rear deck for Luggage. Dietrich has brought the height down while retaining the distinguishing Royale lines.
And the price is
$5,575


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