Monday 3rd November 1919
The HCS Motor Company of Indianapolis, US was incorporated with James C Murdock as Chairman of the Board, Harry C Stutz as President, Samuel T Murdock as Vice President, A Gordon Murdock as Secretary and Henry F Campbell as Treasurer. The first H.C.S. automobile left the Indianapolis (US) assembly plant in 1920. H.C.S. automobiles were relatively expensive with a 1922 Roadster selling for $2725.00, a four door Touring car $2775.00, a two door Coupe $3250.00 and a four door Sedan $3650.00. The early H.C.S. automobiles were equipped with four cylinder Weidely engine. H.C.S. automobiles with four cylinder engines were produced until 1925. However, in 1923 Harry C. Stutz designed a new six cylinder engine with about 30 horsepower for his H.C.S. automobiles. This powerful engine was built by Mid-West Engine Corp.