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1913 Hupmobile Model 32 Tourer

Engine Type

4 cylinder side valve mono bloc. 182 cubic inch, 3¼” x 5½” rated at 16.9 HP. Splash lubrication circulated by flywheel. Thermo syphon cooling system.

Details of fuel & ignition system

Gravity fed scuttle mounted fuel tank, Zenith carburettor with a Bosch high tension magneto with variable spark


3 speed sliding gear with a multi plate clutch running in oil. Unit construction engine and gearbox. Torque tube with straight cut differential.

How did you acquire the vehicle?

Purchased in a semi-complete state from Albury N.S.W. Attended its first National Rally in Burra, South Australia in 1994.

Brief known history of the vehicle

Purchased new by George Howard who used the car in the Berridale area of N.S.W. Put off the road in 1916 until better tyres were produced – too many punctures. Later sold to George Smith of Albury.

What do you like & dislike about your car?

Good reliable car, no dislikes.

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

Non electric – ‘arm strong’ starting system. Hupp slogan – “Built like a warthog – twice as strong!!” Has large high mounted headlights and all steel body.
Nickname: “George”

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