1911 RCH Four Roadster

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Year 1911
Make RCH
Model Four Roadster
VIN 686
Mileage N/A
Exterior
Interior
Drivetrain
Drivability
Overall
Color Red
Engine 166ci L-Head
  • 166ci L-Head 4 cylinder engine (22hp)
  • 3 Speed Manual Transmission and 2 Wheel Mechanical Brakes
  • AACA Award Winner in 1972 as well as the recipient of a VMCAA award
  • Well-maintained in climate-controlled collection since 2010
  • Leather and top in great condition

Roadster
Chassis #: 686

The R.C.H. Company was introduced in August of 1911. They produced small vehicles that were powered by a four-cylinder, 22 hp engine and were priced at under $1,000. Production would continue until 1915. The acronym R.C.H. represented ‘Robert C. Hupp’ and officially had no connection with the Hupp Motor Car Company. This was because Robert Hupp had left the Hupp Motor Company due to a disagreement with the board of directors, and was court ordered not to build vehicles with his name. The Hupp Motor Company feared that a lesser-priced vehicle with a similar name to theirs, would damage the reputation of their company.

During the first year of production, seven thousand R.C.H vehicles were sold. Over 15,000 examples were sold the following year. The business had expanded so quickly, that it was difficult to cope with the success. In January of 1913, Hupp gave J.F. Hartz presidency of the company, while Hupp took the vice-president position.

Even with strong sales, the company fell into receivership on July 25th of 1913. In an attempt to meet the demand, quality suffered. After just a few short years, the decision was made to cease production of vehicles.

*(1 Star) Poor Condition – Heavy use and wear, damaged parts or elements, and in need of repair or restoration. Typically this category is for project vehicles.

** (2 Stars) Fair Condition –There are notable signs of use and wear. There are visible signs of defective or deteriorated parts or elements that would require attention before using or driving. It requires mechanical or cosmetic treatment for a more presentable item/vehicle. Overall condition of the vehicle is average.

*** (3 Stars) Good Condition – The beginning of visible use and wear of the vehicle in regards to age and/or miles and may not be obvious to the untrained eye. The imperfections are not severe enough to justify a full restoration.

**** (4 Stars) Excellent Condition – Has flaws only visible with a more in depth look at the vehicle or item. Interior showing signs of little use. For newer cars it would be considered a well-cared for and maintained vehicle or item with limited use. For Classic cars this would be a local car show winner.

***** (5 Stars) Concours Condition – Almost perfect condition from the year it was manufactured. For newer cars it means well maintained and very well cared for. For Classic cars it is a near perfect restored example.

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