1930-1934 Hispano-Suiza H6C

The 1930-1934 Hispano-Suiza H6C was a massive six-cylinder machine from the renowned Franco-Spanish concern and one of its best. It was built in both France and Spain like most "Hissos," and like Rolls-Royce offered only as a rolling chassis. French specialists supplied most of the coachwork.

1928 Hispano-Suiza H6C boattail roadster, offered only as a rolling chassis
1928 Hispano-Suiza H6C boattail roadster. See more
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The H6C's high weight limited top speed to 90 mph for all except the very rare short-chassis Boulognes. All French-built examples had right-hand drive.

The H6C featured strictly vintage-style chassis engineering with beam axles on leaf springs at both ends. The engine was the jewel in this particular crown, and the name did the rest. Like a vintage Bentley, you bought it for what it said about you rather than what it was -- plus, of course, its locomotive-like reliability.

Pluses of the 1930-1934 Hispano-Suiza H6C:

  • Advanced engine
  • Very high build quality
  • French coachbuilt elegance
  • Performance (short-chassis models)
  • CCCA Classic status

Minuses of the 1930-1934 Hispano-Suiza H6C:

  • Old-fashioned chassis for the '30s
  • Expensive to buy and restore
  • Rather truck-like
  • No new parts anymore

Production of the 1930-1934 Hispano-Suiza H6C:
264 (began 1924)

Specifications of the 1930-1934 Hispano-Suiza H6C:
Wheelbase, inches: 133.5/146
Length, inches: 165.0/178.0
Weight, pounds: approximately 4,000
Price, new: NA

Engines for the 1930-1934 Hispano-Suiza H6C:

Horsepower (gross)

ohc I-6
7982 cc (487 cid)

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