Mar. 23rd 2012 – Auto of the day – Auto #6
|The car factory HISPANO-SUIZA, founded in 1904 in Spain, quickly had a good reputation for its excellent products. The high quality requirements of the Swiss born chief designer Marc Birkigt paid off. The reputation of these cars was comparable to those of Mercedes and Rolls-Royce. Part of the clientele, interested in HISPANO-SUIZA, lived in France. Due to this, HISPANO-SUIZA opened a subsidiary in 1911 close to Paris. The importance of this new location quickly surpassed the parent company.
This vehicle was brought in 1928 as a “rolling chassis” to the well-known coachbuilder “Spohn” in Ravensburg. The elegant car body was built there. The vehicle’s trail is then lost for a long period of time until it was bought by American named A. Derman in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1990. This vehicle then enriched the exclusive Gordon Street villa area for 13 years. It was then imported to Europe in 2003 and found a new home with a classical automobile enthusiast in Germany. The current owner’s desire for a more modern classic has led him to want to sell this elegant vehicle. The vehicle runs powerfully and pleasurably and indulges with its easy-to-open convertible top and crank discs. A fantastic travelling vehicle with a breathtakingly beautiful car body. Its most recent win was the Concours d’ Elegance Retro Classics meets Barock in June 2011.
Value: $500,000 – 1.5 mil.
Comment: An awesome, stylish Hispano, would be an excellent addition to any collection.