1936 Hupmobile Aerodynamic Coupe
Hupmobile was an automobile built from 1909 through 1939 by the Hupp Motor Car Company founded by Bobby Hupp. The prototype was developed in 1908. The company was incorporated in November of that year. The first Hupmobile model, the Hupp 20, was introduced at the 1909 Detroit automobile show. It was an instant success.
Sales and production began to fall even before the depression in 1930. Hupp abandoned its more conservatively styled product line and turned to industrial designer Raymond Loewy of Studebaker fame to design its 1932 Hupp cyclefender, a flashy roadster that did well at the track, but sales continued to decline. 1934 saw the introduction of a striking restyle called the "Aerodynamic" by Loewy of which this is one.
Despite technical innovations, squabbles among stockholders and an attempted hostile takeover in 1935 took their toll on the company. By 1936 the company was forced to sell some of its plants and assets and in 1937 Hupmobile suspended manufacturing.
This is a beautiful example of "Art Deco" styling and we are proud to display such a rare automobile.