1910 Hupmobile Model 20

The first Hupmobile was created on November 1st, 1908, built by Robert Craig Hupp, a veteran of the auto industry. Hupp had worked for Regal, Olds, and Ford but had decided to design and build his own interpretation of the automobile. His first creation, the Model 20 introduced at the 1909 Detroit Auto Show, was a two-passenger runabout that sold for around $750. A four-cylinder engine provided just under 20 horsepower and a sliding gear transmission sent the power to the rear wheels.

With a price of $750, it undersold the Ford Model T. Production began in March at the newly organized Hupp Motor Car Company. Production was strong in its first year, with 1618 examples being created. The following year, additional body styles were added to the lineup, including a two-passenger torpedo, a four-passenger touring car, and a four-passenger coupe. The Model 20 was joined in 1912 by the larger Model 32. Production of the Model 20 would continue through 1913, by which time a long-wheelbase version was available.

Production continued until the 1940's when the company was forced to file for bankruptcy.


by Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2006

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Robert Craig Hupp had worked with Olds, Ford and Regal, before he built his own vehicle in November of 1908. It was a two-seat runabout powered by a four-cylinder water-cooled engine. It was introduced at the February 1909 Detroit Automobile Show where it was displayed as the Hupmobile Model 20. Pricing was set at %24750 which made it even less expensive than the Ford Model T. Production began in....
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1910 Hupmobile Model 20 vehicle information

Runabout

Company founder Robert C. Hupp had already worked for Ford and Oldsmobile when he decided to produce a reliable motorcar that was both economical and offered more standard features than the competition. He introduced his inexpensive, well-made and we....[continue reading]

1910 Hupmobile Model 20 vehicle information

Runabout

Hupmobile started production in 1909 with the Model 20. It had a 20 horsepower, 4 cylinder, water-cooled engine with a 2 speed sliding gear transmission. It was light, nimble, sporty, fast for the day, and could be considered among the first sports c....[continue reading]

1910 Hupmobile Model 20 vehicle information

Runabout

Chassis Num: SC134PA

This Hupmobile Model 20 Runabout was acquired by the Merrick Auto Museum in 1993. It is finished in dark blue with white pinstriping. There is a black cape top, a brass-framed accessory windshield, a brass acetylene E&J Auto Lamp headlamps, and E&J b....[continue reading]

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Runabout
Chassis #: SC134PA 


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1910 Model 20
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1910 Hupmobile Model 20 Base Price : $750

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Hupmobile
1915Ford (501,492)Willys Knight (91,904)Dodge (45,000)10,403
1914Ford (308,162)Overland (48,461)Studebaker (35,374)10,318
1913Ford (168,220)Overland (37,422)Studebaker (31,994)12,543
1912Ford (78,440)Overland (28,572)Buick (19,812)7,640
1911Ford (69,762)Overland (18,745)Maxwell (16,000)6,079
1910Ford (32,053)Buick (30,525)Overland (15,598)5,340
1909Ford (17,771)Buick (14,606)Maxwell (9,460)1,618
1908Ford (10,202)Buick (8,820)Studebaker (8,132)
1907Ford (14,887)Buick (4,641)Maxwell (3,785)
1906Ford (8,729)Cadillac (3,650)Rambler (2,765)
1905Oldsmobile (6,500)Cadillac (4,029)Rambler (3,807)

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