1928 Hispano-Suiza H6C Transformable TorpedoSOLD

1928 Hispano-Suiza H6C Transformable Torpedo

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM’s Amelia Island event, March 9, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Amelia Island.

Chassis No.
12036

Estimate:
$400,000 - $500,000 US

160 bhp, 7,983 cc SOHC inline six-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel servo-assisted mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 146 in.


An H6C, the ultimate six-cylinder Hispano-Suiza
Delivered new in the U.S.
Original coachwork designed by Hibbard & Darrin
Formerly the property of Arturo Keller

As the name implies, Hispano-Suiza was born in Spain of the genius of Swiss engineer Marc Birkigt. The most legendary Hissos were, however, produced in the factory in France, which opened in 1911. Most significant of the French Hispano-Suizas was the H6 of 1919, which was described by British historian T.R. Nicholson as the last word in advanced transport for the rich. Developed from the company's proven aero engines of World War I, the 6.6-liter, overhead-cam straight six was cast in aluminum, with a fixed head, steel liners, two valves per cylinder, and a seven-main-bearing crankshaft with full lubrication. Mated to a light, rigid chassis, it resulted in outstanding performance, and the servo-assisted brakes with finned aluminum drums assured quick stops..

Reference Number 211743

as of 3/21/2013

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Car 1928 Hispano-Suiza H6C Transformable Torpedo
VIN 12036 
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