1911 Hupmobile Model 20 Touring
Four cylinder side valve engine cast in pairs. 3 1/4 bore x 3 3/8 stroke 1.8 litre capacity. Thermo syphon cooling system.
Details of fuel & ignition system
Gravity fed from rear mounted oval tank to Breeze carburettor. Bosch high tension fixed spark magneto.
2 speed sliding gear gearbox behind multi plate clutch. Torque tube drive to live axle. Transverse rear spring, semi-elliptic leaf front.
How did you acquire the vehicle?
Purchased from a fellow motorcycle enthusiast in Sydney in 1999. The car was completely disassembled with many body parts and mudguards missing.
Brief known history of the vehicle
The car was imported by Phizackerley’s and sold to the Law Union & Rock Insurance Company. Later discovered in a quite dilapidated condition before being salvaged and rescued.
What do you like & dislike about your car?
Two speed – ‘slow’ & ‘slower’ - both too quick for the brakes!
Fun facts or any other details you’d like to include?
The touring body allows for two extra passengers or pushers in the case of a long hill.