By 1925 Hupmobile was ready to ditch it’s Model R which had been in production since 1917 and move up market with the Series E.
The Series E was powered by an all new eight cylinder motor with L shaped cylinder heads.
An innovative feature of the Hupmobile Eight was the double tilt beam head lights which were a for runner of modern headlights with dipped beams.
With 60 hp produced by the four litre / 244 cui motor it was deemed prudent to fit the Series E with hydraulic operated brakes in place of the hitherto ubiquitous cable operated and or rod brakes which needed constant adjustment.
While the instrumentation has changed much in detail since 1925 the basic information remains pretty much the same, note the Hupmobile Eight is fitted with a handy light above the ignition switch.
The chassis number indicates today’s featured car was built in 1926 with the E1 model designation.
Hupmobile was known for its poetic use of language and fine arts in its advertising, I am guessing the adornments on the running boards and rear wing fender are factory options.
Punctures were a very much more frequent occurrence than to day the tyres all had inner tubes, if you were lucky you could save the expense of buying a new tyre after a puncture by repairing the inner tube.
The Hupmobile Eight were offered as a Sedans, Tourers as seen here, Coupés with or without Dickie seats and Roadsters.
Production of the Series E Hupmobiles ceased in 1928 when the Model M replaced it.
In the absence of any room within the cockpit to carry anything a traveling trunk was often the smart way to carry ones chattels.
Thanks for joining me on this “Series E Tourer” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me for Ferrari Friday tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !
PS Congratulations to Johnny Martinez who won a trophy for his ’29 Ford Pick Up at the Grand National Roadster Show on Monday, John would also like to thank every one who has voted for him in the Cool Rides Online ® pole at goldeagle.com.
The vote is still incredibly close and today is the last day of poling, YOU CAN VOTE “John’s 1929 Ford Model A” ON THIS LINK, please take a second to click the links and vote, thank you.