Hispano Suiza K6 Sedanca deVille by Franay

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Hispano Suiza


K6 Sedanca deVille by Franay





The Hispano-Suiza K6 was a successor to the short-lived 1931–1932 “Junior” HS26, and it went into production in 1933. Its six-cylinder engine was derived from that of the flagship 12-cylinder J12 from 1931 to 1938. It had a pushrod overhead valve and was designed by Rodolphe Herrmann, who had recently been recruited by Birkigt. The chassis was similar to the J12 but lighter. Total K6 production is believed to be 204 cars. As with earlier cars, bodies were supplied by the customer’s choice of coachbuilder.

5,184 CC OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine Dual Downdraft Carburettors Estimated 135 BHP at 3,200 RPM 3-Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive, 4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Drum Brakes. Solid-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Shock Absorbers.

 Contemporary reports record a K6 as being capable of cruising comfortably at 80 mph, a figure that most European automobiles of the era would have been pleased to claim as a top speed. More importantly, it achieved that speed with effortless smoothness, making the K6 a perfect grand tourer. While it had a hard act to follow, replacing the car of kings, queens, and movie stars, it succeeded masterfully in continuing a family tradition of carrying the world’s wealthiest, most stylish people across Europe at high speeds, within surroundings that were as luxurious, beautiful, and exclusive as their homes.

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