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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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1919 – 1922
built at France
succeccesor 1922 Hispano-Suiza H6B
engine Inline-6
aspiration natural
ignition Twin Spark
block material Aluminum
valvetrain SOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Solex Carburetor
power 100.7 kw / 135 bhp @ 2500 rpm
body / frame Body over Steel Chassis
driven wheels RWD
f suspension Rigid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
r suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
wheelbase 3690 mm / 145.3 in
front track 1450 mm / 57.1 in
rear track 1450 mm / 57.1 in
transmission 3-Speed Manual
top speed ~136.76 kph / 85 mph