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Inline 4
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VIN
1769

Description

22 HP, In-Line L-Head 4-Cylinder Motor, 3-Speed Transmission, Shaft Drive Chassis No. 8460 It is interesting that there are a number of early automotive founders who left the company that bore their name so that they could pursue the vehicle of their own design rather than that of the investors and directors. One such person was Robert C. Hupp, who had been at the forefront of the foundin...

22 HP, In-Line L-Head 4-Cylinder Motor, 3-Speed Transmission, Shaft Drive Chassis No. 8460 It is interesting that there are a number of early automotive founders who left the company that bore their name so that they could pursue the vehicle of their own design rather than that of the investors and directors. One such person was Robert C. Hupp, who had been at the forefront of the founding of Huppmobile in 1909. Based on sound designs and high production quality the new Huppmobile was a success but bigger, better, more expensive cars were ordered by the board. Hupp left and after a legal battle ended up using his initials as the name of his company, much as in the fashion of Ransom E. Olds or Harry C. Stutz. The new R-C-H was founded in 1912. This is one of his first examples, which features an engine of his own design. It was a rather advanced car for its day with the newly developed Hanna Self Starter being one of the biggest draws, to the five lamps being standard and demountable 32" x 3" wheels, all for a price starting at $850. This tourer, which has a very solid body and supple soft trim, appears to have been given a cosmetic restoration a number of years ago and is a former member of the Harrah's Automobile Collection in Spark, Nevada. Stored for a number of years it appears that it the car is complete and with a minimal amount of work could once again be made road-worthy. There are very few R-C-H cars left, and this would be a rare opportunity to own a piece of unique history.

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