Lot 183 - 1932 Hupmobile B216 Saloon
|Estimate||£11,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,560|
- Award winning condition
- Rare and interesting
Now forgotten except by automobile historians and collectors, the Hupmobile Company was a popular automobile manufactuer from 1909 until 1941 having been established by Robert Hupp. Although Hupp left the company in 1911, Hupmobile Company competed strongly against Ford and Chevrolet. DuBois Young became company president in 1924, advancing from vice-president of manufacturing. The Hupmobile Company enjoyed considerable success until their demise in 1939. In 1928 they sold a staggering 65,000 cars, a record performance, however just a few years later, Hupmobile was struggling to survive the Great Depression. An interesting selection of cars were designed and manufactured by Hupmobile with a variety of saloons, roadsters and coupés offered for sale, when the doors finally closed over 500,000 vehicles had been built.
Manufactured in 1932, this Hupmobile Saloon was registered in the UK on 1st May 1991 and presents in delightful condition. The long deep grille, together with the superb chromework, of which there is plenty, combine to make this a vehicle with great presence. The wooden artillery wheels and large hubs are aesthetically pleasing; to be expected the tyres have white walls on them. There are two spare wheels, one on either side and both of these have new tyres on them. The two-tone black and maroon coachwork is in very good order as is the interior; clearly this has been a vehicle that has been very well looked after. Supplied with a V5 registration document together with some history, this Hupmobile is both interesting and rare, when shown at local shows she has invariably come away with a trophy.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.