1924 Hispano-Suiza H6C
The H6C was an updated version of the H6B with a new 8 liter engine that could produce 160 bhp. Like the preceding model it was built by the French division and was often fitted with French bodies and interiors.
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|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|valvetrain||Pushrod OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl|
|displacement||8000 cc / 488.19 in³|
|power||119.3 kw / 160 bhp|
|specific output||20.0 bhp per litre|
|body / frame||Steel over Steel Ladder-Type Frame|
|wheelbase||3721 mm / 146.5 in|
|top speed||~176.99 kph / 110 mph|
Auction Sales History
At some point during its early life, the body was updated to its present appearance, including the addition of sweeping, full pontoon fenders and an extension to the rear body, which incorporates a built-in trunk, bringing the body in line with the streamlined look in vogue in the late-1930s.
Auction Source: 2013 Amelia Island by Rm Auctions
The finishing of details of this C H6 is amazing: silver plated side strakes, elegant trims door handles, fender enclosures in copper, Stephen Grebel headlamps, the windshield in two parts, divided into two with a top flap tilt. The dashboard features an impressive set of instruments, while the upholstery and the veneer paneling with patterns worthy of more opulent Art Deco furniture. In the privacy and comfort of the rear compartment, the reclining seats are lovely and welcoming, with bottles or small boxes of vials, and a pair folding seats to accommodate two additional people.
On page 333 of the second volume of the Hispano-Suiza book by Emilio Polo we can find a photograph of the car. Hispano-Suiza, of course, remains one of the incomparable prestige cars of all times and this fabulous French brand with the power of this amazing six-cylinder engine and the prodigious workmanship of the body makes for a very rare opportunity to acquire a model of this wondrous brand.
Auction Source: Artcurial Motorcars à 2013 Rétromobile
Purchased privately by the late Mr. John O’Quinn, the car had been in the esteemed collection of former Pebble Beach winners Arturo and Deborah Keller. Though an older restoration, this car has aged quite well. The paint retains a good shine, with only minor cracks at the front fenders and shroud panel beneath the grille. All brightwork is in good condition, and the dark brown canvas convertible top is in excellent shape. The seats are upholstered in cream-colored leather. All interior wood trim is in excellent condition, and its contrast with the aluminum instrument panel is stunning. The chocolate brown carpets are nicely accented with cream piping.
Auction Source: RM Auctions’ 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey