Friday, April 8, 2011

Wow! auto masterpiece! Classic Xenia Made in 1932 as works of Dubonnet

If you are enthusiasts of classic cars, you will observe the company making cars of Spanish Hispano-Suiza wartime mostly sought after and coveted as a masterpiece . The reason this is not just cars, but a best work of automotive art.

Hispano-Suiza H-6C made in 1932 is a true convertible two-seat that looks ordinary. But in the hands of race car driver and former fighter pilot of World War II, Andre Dubonnet, these vehicles become more special.

Assisted by a specialist coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik and engineer Antoine-Marie Chedru, Hispano-Suiza H-6C has independent suspension at all four wheels and an inspired body of the aircraft carries features gullwing model window and rear-hinged doors known as suicide doors.

Once completed, the vehicle that is named Xenia like Dubonnet first wife's name is doing its inaugural appearance in 1937. His figure was so riveting thanks to design 'green house' style aircraft, which is too tapered rear wheels as well as house-shaped drop of water he had.

it is not only her figure, his ability was not be underestimated even today. Beneath the lid, there is a row of six-cylinder engine with a capacity of 8.0 liter which can generate up to 144 bhp. And in theory, this vehicle could sped up to 201 km / hour.

After he disappeared from public spaces during World War II, Xenia came back in Paris in 1946. It was purchased and slightly improved by Alain Balleret who was then chairman of the Hispano-Suiza French club. After the death Balleret, H-6C again changed hands to a collector in Seattle named Charles Morse.

After undergoing a total restoration by its new owner, the very rare Hispano-Suiza return to the event's most prestigious exhibition in Peeble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2000.

Dubonnet's beautiful and revolutionary Xenia is now exhibited permanently in the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, US.

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