A magnificent example of the increasingly rare 1915 Hupmobile Tourer is for sale with H&H Classics
at their next Live Auction Online on October 2nd.
Henry Ford paid the Hupp 20 the ultimate compliment. "I recall looking at Bobby Hupp's roadster at the first show where it was exhibited and wondering whether we could ever build as good a small car for as little money."
H&H Classics say that this car has been family owned from new and comes with the original sales invoice and is offered with early history. The car is understood to be in good to excellent overall condition.
Hupmobiles were built from 1909 through 1939 by the Hupp Motor Car Company. The prototype was developed in 1908 and had its first successful run on November 8 with investors aboard for champagne at the Tuller Hotel a few blocks away. The company was incorporated in November of that year. The first Hupmobile model, the Hupp 20, was introduced at the 1909 Detroit Automobile Show. It was an instant success.
In 1911 Hupp became one of two automakers pioneering the use of all-steel bodies, joining BSA in the U.K.
Carl Wickman, a car dealer in Hibbing, Minnesota, used a seven-passenger model Hupp as the first vehicle for what became the Greyhound Bus Company.
Hupp Motor Car Company continued to grow after its founder left. Hupp competed strongly against Ford and Chevrolet. By 1928 sales had reached over 65,000 units. To increase production and handle sales growth, Hupp purchased the Chandler-Cleveland Motors Corporation for its manufacturing facilities.