Model 20 2 seat Runabout
RARE NICE BRASS ERA RUNNING 4 CYL, 2 SPD, VERY CLEAN, ALL THERE, DRIVE AWAY, A+
This is your very rare opportunity at a distinguished Brass Era car that's ready to leave here on a Saturday and win awards on that Sunday. This 1912 Hupmobile Model 20 runabout is a fantastically unique design that is showcased in an exceptionally well-presented package.
You're looking at the final year for the Model 20 Runabout. This roadster was the car that helped establish Hupmobile a few years prior with unique styling elements that combined tall wheels with a short wheelbase to make a package that looked quite sporty for the era. The presentation of this car is exceptional. The red paint and pale yellow pinstriping do a fantastic job of attracting a crowd from across a show field without being too ostentatious. Then as the masses gather, those who know these horseless carriages get immediately impressed with the details. The two-piece windshield, full folding top, and all that polished brass (including the iconic carbide headlights,) it's all part of a great restoration/preservation that is often hard to find as a complete package today. This roadster is approaching its 105th birthday, and may we all survive so long and look this good doing it.
Just like the exterior, there has been a lot of care and attention paid to making sure the presentation is period-correct. A true sporting runabout like this has two bucket seats (heck, you can't find that on some classic convertibles half this car's age!) These seats look great matched with the black fenders and folding roof, as well as the interior components like the side panels and rubber floor matting. Owing a car like this means being a knowledgeable driver. You take pride in being able to adjust the car's function from the side controls, two-speed transmission, and steering wheel. In fact, speaking of the wheel, the classic grippy four-spoke design will get you excited every time you wrap your hands around it and feel over a century's worth of motoring heritage.
With a car that has looked so amazing inside and out so far, we're happy to report the engine bay is just as nice and preserved. The 3.0-liter four-cylinder motor offered similar power as the Model T, but utilized a large displacement, and so it feels like it has a little extra ability on the road. But let's face it, you're not looking at this to be your next speed machine. Instead, you want to strap on your vintage apparel, and motor down the road with that rhythmic chug that can only come from Brass Era car. And the best part is, this Hupmobile is ready to fire up and run right out of our dealership today.
This antique is so complete, there are even some spares that come with the sale. So when was the last time you saw a 100+ year-old classic that was available today and ready to run? This Hupmobile offers true distinction to the first person lucky enough to get here and drive it home. Call today!!
- Manual Convertible Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Rear Brakes
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