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1911 Hupmobile Model 20 Roadster

Engine Type

4 cylinder L Head, 2 banks of 2 cylinders. 3 1/4” bore x 3 3/8” stroke, 1.8 litre capacity, 16.9 rated HP. Thermo syphon cooling.

Details of fuel & ignition system

Gravity fed from rear mounted fuel tank, Breeze carburettor, Bosch High Tension fixed spark ignition.


Two speed sliding gear, slow and slower speed but both are too quick for the brakes. Multi plate clutch (10 plate) with torque tube drive to the live axle.

How did you acquire the vehicle?

Chased it since I was a young apprentice in 1980. Eventually purchased it and commenced complete restoration in 2010.

Brief known history of the vehicle

Car was purchased new from Evers Brisbane. Imported by Phizackerley’s. Original owner gave the vehicle to his daughter as a wedding present in 1918. Left on property tip. Discovered by Qld veteran enthusiast who started restoration.

What do you like & dislike about your car?

Looks great, direct steering, lots of brass. You work it out.

Fun facts or any other details you’d like to include?

Total weight 1,200 lbs, 86 inch wheel base with 56 inch track.

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