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Posted By: Raymond Paszkiewicz
Posted On: Saturday January 4, 2020 at 12:17 AM
1936 Reo-Graham connection
David Holcombe stated that there was never a model of a Reo passenger car, and he is absolutely correct. But wait a minute. That is maybe only 99% true.
Brooklin made a model, BML-15 of a 1936 Graham 116 sedan. Here is a brief history of the Reo-Graham connection. Both Reo and Graham were having a hard time staying in business during the depression. Reo had exceptional facilities, with capacity being used at a minimum. Graham needed a styling change to keep up with the competition. So Reo used their bodies, with some changes, of course, for a new Graham, and made money on the back end, even though they couldn't sell any more Reos.
The 1936 & 1937 Grahams are Reo bodied, yet look entirely new. So in a round-about way, there is a Reo model, called a Graham 116. I'm stretching here, but it's a great story if you are a car guy.

1936 Reo Flying Cloud sedan

1936 Graham 116 sedan Brooklin model BML-15

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1936 Reo-Graham connection by Raymond Paszkiewicz #27081
That's a very valid observation about the shared bodies. Pretty interesting circumstances. (EOM) by Mike DeTorrice #27081.1
So to see, only the radiator/grille are different. On the Graham is the grille in 2 pieces. (EOM) by Jacques Roest #27081.2
I think the bumpers are different as well. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #27081.2.1
Good information! I should avoid such sweeping statements. I have a couple of Grahams, too. (pics) by David Holcombe #27081.4
Did they share engines too Ray? Over here we had the Lammas-Graham... by John Roberts #27081.5
Reply John Roberts, Graham & Reo by Raymond Paszkiewicz #27081.5.1
Thanks Ray, much appreciated (EOM) by John Roberts #27081.5.1.1

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