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1935 REO Speed Wagon Pickup

Scottsdale 2012
Consignment # 1484
VIN:   6AP436

Run # S698
Approx. Run Time
Saturday 5:40PM - 6:00PM


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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 18th – 22nd, 2012 at Russo and Steele's 12th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.

This 1935 Reo Speedwagon model 6AP pickup is a very rare and unique pickup. Found in a field where it had sat for over 30 years, a complete restoration was done for my father in our shop three years ago. The pickup was restored to look stock but has a modern drive train.

The exterior paint color was matched to the original. The pinstriping, wheels, exterior was all restored to factory original. The roof and cowl vent are filled and a wood floor installed in the bed. These are the only non original exterior features. All the cab and door wood infrastructure was replaced with steel but machined to look original and accept the stock door latch hardware I even put the slotted screws back in place for the original look. I went through alot of time making sure to hide any of the modern additions. The original chassis was kept, with a throttle body injected Chevrolet 350 V-8 backed by a 700R4 overdrive transmission was installed into it. A Ford Mustang II independent disc brake front suspension was grafted to the original chassis up front, along with a Ford 8" rear axle. The original Reo wheels are the same bolt pattern as the Ford axle, so it was a good fit.

Less than ten 1935-36 Reo Speedwagon 6AP 1/2 ton pickups are known to have survived and this is the only 1935 model year pickup known to have surfaced to this point. If you want the original look of a very rare pickup but want to be able to hop in it, drive freeway speeds over the original top speed of 35 mph - along with air conditioning, disc brakes, power steering - this is the pickup for you. The only reason we are listing this pickup for sale is and that my father doesn't have much time to drive it anymore and we have taken it to most all of the shows in the area. This is a 100 point show winning pickup that can be driven and enjoyed. It was featured in Jan/Feb 2011 issue of Vintage Truck Magazine.

It has been displayed at: Marin Sonoma Concours, Palo Alto Concours, Hillsboro Concours, San Francisco Presidio Concours, Neillo Concours at Serrano, Carmel By The Sea Concours, Danville Concours. It won First in Class at: Ironstone Concours, Sacramento Autorama. It also won Goodguys West Coast Nationals - Meguires Majestic Masterpiece award, Marin Yacht Club - Viewers Choice, and Neillo Concours at the Capital - Studder Family Choice award.