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Friday, May 13, 2016

Bob’s Antique & Classic Cars Part 7

1912 Hupmobile
Photo by Kate Tompkins
 Here’s a 1912 Hupmobile at Bob’s Antique & Classic Cars near Lincoln, NH. One of the many car companies that didn’t make it past the early years, according to THIS article on the Hemmings website, the company was founded by Robert C. Hupp, a former employee of Olds, Ford, and Regal, in 1908 in Detroit, and continued through to 1941.

1912 Hupmobile
Photo by Kate Tompkins
The first Hupmobile, the Model 20—a two-passenger runabout, was introduced at the 1909 Detroit Automobile Show. By 1912, the Model 20 came in several body types, and a second line of cars, the Model H (sometimes known as the Model 32), was introduced. Since the plaque beside the 1912 Hupmobile at Bob’s said it produced 32 HP, I’m guessing it’s a Model 32.

Notice the cylinder sitting on the running board. It contains acetylene gas to power the car’s headlamps.




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