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Hupmobile Convertible Oldtimer Bigger than Ford Model T A Nice Antique - Brass

11,111 MILEAGE
Convertible BODY TYPE
Original Hupmobile ENGINE
Manual TRANSMISSION
Gasoline FUEL

1917 Hupmobile N Touring Oldtimer 101 Years Old Description:

Make me an offercloseto "Buy it Now " price and thisbeautycan be yours !!! Ready for Summer - 101 Years Old Hupmobile Model N Touring, Rare & Antique Collector car, much bigger than Ford Model , Engine starts right away, drives & shifts good, Manual Transmission, Does have both - Electric & Crank start, Super clean interior & Beautiful Real Leathe, Functional Canvas Convertible top with real glass framed rear window, Super nice and super big Artillery Wood Wheel, Gold / Brass accents, Very Solid & Massive prewar vehicle, all steel, full of goodies from the era like a Cadillac or Buick . This is an older restoration, not new or perfect, paint is looking good but is not new or show condition, driver quality. Vehicle comes with 1917 Arizona Clear Title (please see the last picture in this listing) also with some documentation and a service manual . Brand new 6 Volt battery, pictures in the listing were take a few days ago. Caris located in Phoenix - Arizona,inspections are welcomed before the auction ends, Vehicle would be sold on as is where isbasis, please note, this is not a new vehicle, signs of wear and age are present around this car. Shipping of the car is buyerresponsibility, however, we can help with the shipping of the car if needed.A $ 500 non refundable deposit should be paidat the end of the auction, if you are the winner of this auction please be serious and let's not waste our time, car will be relisted if a deposit will not be received within 24 hours.... I'm a small classic car dealer, I have to collect taxes from Arizona buyers, international or out of state buyers will NOT pay taxes.If you have additionalquestions please ask by sending an eBay message, I will try to respond asap... Please no trades at this time, Thanks and good luck! Below you have some wiki facts regarding Hupmobile's Journey :Hupmobilewas anautomobilebuilt from 1909 through 1939 by the Hupp Motor Car Company. The prototype was developed in 1908and 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 and It was an instant success.Robert Craig "Bobby" Hup, a former employee of Oldsmobile andFord, founded the company with investors J. Walter Drake, Joseph Drake, John Baker and Edwin Denby. J. Walter Drake was elected president and Bobby Hupp as vice president and general manager. Emil Nelson, formerly of Oldsmobile and Packar, joined the company as chief engineer. Charles Hastings, formerly ofOldsmobile, was assistant general manager. In late 1909 Bobby's brother, Louis Gorham Hupp left his job with the Michigan Central Railroad in Grand Rapids and joined the company.Hupp Motors obtained sufficient cash deposits at the 1909 automobile show to begin manufacturing the Hupp 20. The first cars were built in a small building at 345 (now 1161) Bellevue Avenue inDetroit,Michigan. The company immediately outgrew this space and began construction of a factory a few blocks away at E. Jefferson Avenue and Concord, next to the former Oldsmobile plant.The company produced 500 vehicles by the end of the 1909 model year (the fall of 1909). Production increased to more than 5,000 in the 1910 model year.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.While serving as vice president and general manager for Hupp Motors, Bobby Hupp formed theHupp-Yeats Electric Car Companyin 1910and acquired a collection of supply companies to make parts for Hupmobile and other auto manufacturers.Hupp's expansive business plans did not sit well with his investors and in August 1911, they bought him out.Bobby Hupp immediately brought out the RCH motor car.He also combined all of his business enterprises into Hupp Corporation.Fearing confusion between the Hupmobile produced by Hupp Motors and the RCH and Hupp-Yeats produced by Hupp Corporation, Hupp Motors sued Hupp Corporation and the Hupp brothers to force them to change the Hupp Corporation name.Hupp Motors was successful in the suit and in early 1912, Hupp Corporation changed its name to R.C.H. Corporation.When Bobby Hupp left Hupp Motors, he informed the company that his supplier companies would devote their full capacity to make parts for the RCH.Facing the loss of manufactured parts from Hupp Corporation and increasing demand for the Hupmobile, Hupp Motors acquired seven acres for a new factory at Mt. Elliott and Milwaukee.It moved into the new plant in late April 1912.(This factory was demolished as part of site clearance for General Motors' "Poletown" assembly plant in the early 1980s.) Hupp Motors sold the Jefferson Avenue plant to the King Motor Car Company.In 1911 Hupp became one of two automakers pioneering the use of all-steel bodies, joiningBSAin the U.K.Nelson approachedHale & KilburnCompany in Philadelphia looking for help with developing an all-metal body for the Hupp 32. Hale & Kilburn had pioneered the replacement of cast iron with pressed steel for many parts for the interiors of railway carriages. According to Nelson, “None of the Detroit plants would contract” to make an all-steel body for the Hupp 32.Edward BuddandJoseph Ledwinkawere employed at Hale & Kilburn at the time, Budd as the general manager and Ledwinka as engineer. Budd was interested in the project. Hale & Kilburn had built some body panels for King and Paige but Budd had grander aspirations the Hupp project would permit him to pursue.Budd and Ledwinka worked with Nelson to develop means to manufacture Nelson’s design for this body. They devised a system where the body’s numerous steel stampings were welded together by hand and supported by a crude system of angle iron supports that held the welded subassemblies together. The dissembled bodies were shipped by rail to Detroit where they were put back together, painted and trimmed in the Hupmobile factory. Both the touring car and a coupe were made by this process and even one Hupmobile limousine. In 1911 no one, not Nelson, Ledwinka or Budd, thought to patent the process to manufacture all-steel bodies.While the Hupp 32 bodies were in production, Budd and Ledwinka left and formed theEdward G. Budd Manufacturing Company. In 1914, Ledwinka filed for and received a patent for the process of making all-steel bodies. However, Budd later lost a patent infringement litigation it brought againstC.R. Wilson Body Companywhen the court held that the Ledwinka patent was invalid. "[A]fter the art had developed...Ledwinka has endeavored to go back and cover by a patent that which had become public property.... [H]e is endeavoring to bring under his patent those things which belong to the public." The court relied on the production of the Hupp 32 in 1911 as a major example of the prior art. The opinion does provide insight as to what was or was not novel about the process to manufacture the Hupp 32’s body.Several thousand all steel touring cars were made before Nelson resigned as Chief Engineer in 1912. Hupmobile’s commitment to this leading edge approach did not survive his departure. The rest of the Hupp 32 production used conventional body assembly processes.Carl Wickman, a car dealer inHibbing,Minnesota, used an unsold 7-passenger model as the first vehicle for what becameGreyhound.In 1913 Frank E. Watts was hired as a designer.Hupp Motor Car Company continued to grow after its founder left. Hupp competed strongly against Ford andChevrolet. DuBois Young became company president in 1924, advancing from vice-president of manufacturing. By 1928 sales had reached over 65,000 units. To increase production and handle sales growth, Hupp purchased the Chandler-Cleveland Motors Corporation (Chandler Motor Car) for its manufacturing facilities.Sales and production began to fall even before thedepressionin 1930. A strategy to make the Hupmobile a larger, more expensive car began with the 1925 introduction of an 8-cylinder model, followed by the elimination of the 4-cylinder Hupmobile after 1925. (Hupmobile made only 4-cylinder cars from 1909 to 1924.)While aiming for a more lucrative market segment, Hupp turned its back on its established clientele. This was the same mistake that many other medium-priced carmakers made at the same time. In an attempt to capture every possible sale, they offered many different models. With Hupmobile's low production volume, the result was that no model could be produced in sufficient quantity to achieve economy of scale...you can find more info on wiki...Thanks

Features:

Item location:Phoenix, Arizona, United States
VIN:122717
Year:1917
Mileage:11,111
Make:Hupmobile
Model:N Touring Oldtimer
Type:Convertible
Trim:101 Years Old
Interior color:Black
Engine:Original Hupmobile
Cylinders:4
Fuel:Gasoline
Transmission:Manual
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear