1924 Hupmobile Model Series R Tourer
Model: Model Series R Tourer
Registration Number: SV 8014
Chassis Number: R161194
Engine Number: 161897
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Road Tax Exempt
This American motor car arrived in New Zealand aboard the SS Tymeric on the 18th January 1925. The Southland beech body was built soon after and the motor car was acquired by its first owner on the 13th July 1925. It remained in the same family until 1967, when it was sold to its second owner who registered it with the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand in 1971 and, according to the windscreen stickers, took the Hupmobile to Canada and America. The motor car was eventually sold in October 1999 to an Englishman who imported it to the UK shortly afterwards.
Today, it remains in unrestored condition and retains its original 3050cc engine. A complete overhaul has recently been carried out and mechanically, we are informed that the motor car is in excellent condition.
This imposing vintage tourer with roomy seating for four has been owned by the same family (father and son) since 2000.On purchasing the Hupmobile, the new owner decided to join the VSCC and competed at the Prescott Hill Climb. In 2002 the vehicle’s engine was professionally rebuilt, which included a crankshaft regrind. The gearbox, rear axle and steering are described as in very good condition. The motor car has rear brakes only; new drums have been manufactured and fitted which prove to work very well. A new six volt battery has been installed and in addition, the vehicle will be supplied with a battery conditioner.
The original coachwork is in good order and the motor car is fitted with original wooden spoked artillery road wheels. The vendor describes the body as being ‘nice and taught’ when driving. The upholstery has been renewed at some point in black vinyl and remains in good useable condition, as does the weather equipment: hood bag, tonneau cover and side screens. The only minor fault to be brought to attention is wear from the driver’s heal; despite this, the carpet remains in good condition.
This ideal family motor car is ready to be enjoyed and is supplied with a large history file which includes two handbooks and the V5C registration certificate.