Hupmobile Model 32 Tourer – 1912

Hupmobile Model 32 Tourer - 1912

Chassis n° 206

Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
Bonhams
Parijs – Paris
Frankrijk – France
February 2019

Estimated : € 15.000 – 20.000
Sold for € 16.100

The turn of the 19th Century was a time when the USA’s fast-growing auto industry attracted talented engineers in droves. One such was Robert Craig Hupp, whose early career had included spells with Olds, Ford, and Regal. Introduced at the Detroit Auto Show in February 1909, the first Hupmobile was a racy-looking two-seater runabout on an 86" wheelbase – the Model 20 – that was powered by a 20hp four-cylinder engine and priced at $750. Production began in the US auto industry’s, and Robert Hupp’s, hometown of Detroit, Michigan in March 1909. Output totalled a little over 1,600 cars by the year’s end and more than trebled the following year. In November 1910 a Hupmobile tourer set off on an … Read More