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2013 Santa Fe Concorso Awards

Best in Class - Pre-War American Open Through 1925

1911 Hupmobile Two-Seat Runabout, Berry Allen of Santa Fe, NM

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This Hupmobile Model 20 was delivered to Hubbard, Texas, in 1911 to the current owner’s great-grandfather, Walter E. Berry, for a sum of $750. The car was then passed to his son, Joe Berry. The current owner acquired the car in Dallas, Texas, in 1972. The engine is a water-cooled, 4-cylinder design, rated at 20 hp, coupled to a 2-speed transmission. Use of a sliding-gear transmission and high-tension magneto were unusual for a car targeted toward the lower-price class, which commonly used a planetary gearset and a dry-cell ignition. The car rides on an 86-in. wheelbase. Hupmobile built 6,079 cars in 1911 and continued production until 1941. This Hupmobile has been restored three times, the most recent being a ground-up restoration.

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