View Full Version : Interesting Huppmobile

06-07-2010, 11:55 PM
On the way back home from Glendale I spotted this Huppmobile.



06-08-2010, 12:05 AM
I would call that an orphan. Bet Pep Boys has all the parts!

06-08-2010, 03:52 AM
I may be wrong but I think this Hupp was a Raymond Loewy design . Check out
the only original hubcap on the back . It has an 'S' shape swirl going through the
centre . That was a continuing design theme that Loewy repeated later on !!
Bruce Neasmith
Sydney . Australia

06-08-2010, 09:05 AM
It was a Loewy design and as usual leading edge. I know I'm being an old fart here, but those modern wheels spoil the effect for me. Otherwise, a beautiful car.

06-08-2010, 09:11 AM
With those wheels, the angle, and no running boards, it looks sort of like a Citroen Traction Avant. Would look threatening in black. Never seen this model of Hupp,- - - different. John

Chris Pile
06-08-2010, 09:52 AM
Very classy Loewy design, of course.
The front fenders remind me a bit of a '35 Studebaker.

06-08-2010, 10:46 AM
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? Late 30's Opels used a similar front end treatment. Somebody there appreciated Loewy's work.


06-08-2010, 08:31 PM
Dual exhaust - modern drive train perhaps?

06-08-2010, 08:37 PM
Yes I believe the car was a street rod.
The steering wheel didn't look right and the tires are new.
Front seats were new also.

06-08-2010, 08:47 PM
I loved the windshields on these cars. To get the curve, Hupp glass was divided into three sections, instead of the two used by everyone else. Two side wings were small in comparison to the center section. Just a neat layout.

By the way, my mother-in-laws mother's was the first woman in Lexington Massachusetts to get a drivers license. She did ii in 1911 using a Huppmobile owned by her brother Roger!