Last month, on my way to the fantabulous Curbside Soiree is Iowa City, Iowa, I stopped by the annual Loafer’s Car Show in downtown Hannibal, Missouri.
While this is the first of my findings that has been given any real coverage, this car is also one that has really been pestering me.
Hupmobile only produced around 500 cabriolets in 1934;
this one is claimed as being the last of its kind. But is it really a Hupmobile? That is the crux of my internal debate.
It is presumably on a Hupmobile chassis (though I suspect otherwise) with a Hubmobile hood ornament. Yet under the hood beats a 5.7 liter hemi – something Hupmobile did not produce.
So, is it a Hubmobile or a mongrel of assorted parts? It’s claim of being the sole survivor is the only reason it is being brought forth.