Daily Management Review

The Hispano-Suiza H6: Limousine of Kings


About a hundred cars from different local collections will come up for sale during a three-day online auction. The frontrunner is a rare 1921 Hispano-Suiza H6.

by Caroline Legrand

1921 Hispano-Suiza H6B Estimate: €500,000/700,000
1921 Hispano-Suiza H6B Estimate: €500,000/700,000

After an exhibition at the H. List aircraft factory, built by the Germans in 1941-1942 in Rhinau, Alsace, about 100 vehicles from different local collections will go up for sale online, due to Covid. The estimates range from a few hundred euros for motorcycles to €150,000/200,000 for a 1950 Talbot Lago T26 cabriolet and €700,000 for this 1921 Hispano-Suiza.

The Hispano-Suiza H6 was not only the car of kings, including Alfonso XIII of Spain and the king of Sweden but also of maharajas and the Rothschilds. From 1919 to 1933, 2,350 were made in several versions (A, B, C and Xenia). Model B, which came out in 1922, was more powerful than its predecessor with a displacement of seven liters—no small feat since the first version already boasted a straight-six 32 hp engine with an aluminum overhead camshaft allowing it to reach 130 kph, a record for the time.

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Wednesday 26 January 2022 - 16:00 (CET) - Online
Rue de Boofzheim - 67860 Rhinau