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Hispano Suiza

La Fabrica de Autom6viles La Hispano-Suiza was founded in 1904 by a group of Spanish businessmen, which took over the establishment of a Barcelona car constructor, a certain J. Castro. But why 'Suiza'? Because the designer of the Castro car, produced from 1901 to 1904, was none othher than a young Swiss engineer, Marc Birkigt.

In 1911, a French branch was established, at Levallois-Perret in the suburbs of Paris, to assemble the four-cylinder Spanish cars. The factory moved to Bois-Colombes in 1914. Until 1919, Hispano-Suiza was hardly known as a car manufacturer outside Spain, but from that year, the French factory produced a new model which was to become the most famous Hispano-Suiza of all, the B6.

Also see: Lost Marques - Hispano Suiza.
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Hispano-Suiza H6

Hispano-Suiza H6

1919 - 1934
The Hispano-Suiza H6 was was arguably the pinnacle of the manufacturers endeavours.  Available since 1919, it would remain in production for over a decade and remained, during a time of unparalleled automotive advances, amazingly up to date, even if those in quest of the ultimate opted for the 'stretched' eight-litre 46 CV, a mere stripling launched in 1923. More>>
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