1928 Hispano-Suiza H6B Rolling Chassis  Chassis no. 12015 Engine no. 301989

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Lot 157
1928 Hispano-Suiza H6B Rolling Chassis
Registration no. VP 4506 Chassis no. 12015 Engine no. 301989

Sold for £ 29,900 (US$ 37,323) inc. premium
1928 Hispano-Suiza H6B Rolling Chassis
Registration no. VP 4506
Chassis no. 12015
Engine no. 301989
Post-war car design for Hispano-Suiza reflected the experience gained in aircraft engine design and, for the first time in 1919, the radiator emblem ‘La Cigogne Volante’ appeared, this being the insignia of Captain George Guynemer’s Stork Squadron of Hispano-Suiza-engined Spads. The mascot adorned the radiator of the new H6, an all-new six-cylinder car of 6,597cc capacity which was to be the mainstay of production for some fifteen years. The engine was a six-cylinder in-line overhead camshaft unit with bore and stroke of 100 x 140mm which developed some 135bhp at 2,400rpm. It drove through a three-speed gearbox to a bevel rear axle. The servo assisted braking system was a design later to be adopted by Rolls-Royce. Later developments of the H6 included the Monza and the exciting short-chassis 8-litre Boulogne.
This rolling chassis appears to be in generally good condition with restored chassis rails and we understand that the engine has been restored although unused for some time. The chassis is complete with engine, gearbox, dashboard, bulkhead, bonnet, wheels, steering column, fan, radiator, carburettor, fork mounting brackets for headlights, headlights, spare springs, starter motor, two side-mounted metal toolboxes, steering wheel advance and retard mechanism and a box of assorted spares. It has a partial wiring loom, fuel tank and two spare wheels. It was acquired by Edwin C Jameson Jr. in 1983 from Ernest Walker of Cherry Hinton and an old style log book confirms first registration in December 1928. It comes also with a Swansea V5 registration document and various copies of period handbooks and parts lists.
1928 Hispano-Suiza H6B Rolling Chassis  Chassis no. 12015 Engine no. 301989
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