1919→1922 Hispano-Suiza H6


1919→1922 Hispano-Suiza H6

1919→1922 Hispano-Suiza H6

At the 1919 Paris Auto Show, Marc Birkigt launched what would become his most prolific chassis for Hispano Suiza. With a keen eye for high craftsmanship and refined luxury, he endowed the H6 with the best available components.

Having supplied V12 engines for fighter planes during the war, Hispano Suiza was well prepared to make a remarkable inline-6 for their immediate post-war chassis. In true aircraft form, the engine was made from aluminum, with a single overhead camshaft and a crankshaft made from a single piece of billet steel. Initially 135 bhp was possible using a single Solex carburetor.

This chassis was the first to be produced outside of Spain at the new Hispano Suiza factory in France. This, many of the cars were fitted with some of the finest French bodies and interiors.

 

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1919 – 1922
built atFrance
succeccesor1922 Hispano-Suiza H6B
engineInline-6
aspirationnatural
ignitionTwin Spark
block materialAluminum
valvetrainSOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedSolex Carburetor
power100.7 kw / 135 bhp @ 2500 rpm
body / frameBody over Steel Chassis
driven wheelsRWD
f suspensionRigid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
r suspensionLive Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
wheelbase3690 mm / 145.3 in
front track1450 mm / 57.1 in
rear track1450 mm / 57.1 in
transmission3-Speed Manual
top speed~136.76 kph / 85 mph