1932 Hupmobile Series I-226 news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 5404
|Sold for $71,500 at 2011 RM Auctions.|
At the height of the Great Depression, Hupmobile offered four different models, with three being carryovers from the 1931 model year. A 93 horsepower eight-cylinder engine was placed into the Series F and it rode on a 122-inch wheelbase. A larger eight cylinder engine was available, offering 133 horsepower and was available in the Series H and V, which had a 126-inch and 137-inch platform, respectively. As sedan and victoria were the only bodystyles offered on the larger eights.
The only all-new offering was the Series I, fitted with a 103 horsepower engine and resting on a 126-inch wheelbase. It was available as a coupe, cabriolet, sedan or victoria. Of the 10,467 Hupmobiles produced during the 1932 year, only 710 of these were the I-Series. Of those, only one example is left in existence.
For 1932, Hupmobile introduced all-new designed created by designer Raymond Loewy and featured cycle-like front fenders.
This Rumbleseat Coupe wears an older restoration and is powered by an L-head, eight-cylinder engine offering 103 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual transmission, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes, and a 126-inch wheelbase. It was owned by the Harrah Automobile Collection for a period of time. It is finished in two-tone red with green pin-striping and a burgundy interior. The mileage indicates 53,844 miles and is believed to be original. It is equipped with chrome spoke wire wheels with red rims, wide whitewalls, dual side-mounted spare tires with full metal covers and mirrors, dual horns and a set of Trippe lights.
In 2011, this car was offered for sale at the Hershey, PA auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $75,000 - $100,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $71,500 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2011
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