Emilio de la Cuadra started with electric automobile production in Barcelona under the name 'La Cuadra.' In Paris, de la Cuadra met the talented Swiss engineer Marc Birkigt (lived 1978-1953), and hired him to work for the company in Spain. In 1902 the ownership changed hands to J. Castro and became 'Fabrica Hispano-Suiza de Automoviles' (Spanish-Swiss Car Factory). In 1911 a new factory, known as Hispano France, was set up in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret. In 1914 they moved to larger factories at Bois-Colombes and took the name 'Hispano-Suiza.'
The production of the H6B series began in 1919. The engine, a 6-cylinder overhead cam aluminum with steel liners, was developed from the company's experience with aircraft engines manufactured during World War I. This car has four-wheel brakes with servo assist. Today portions of Hispano-Suiza exist as part of the French SAFRAN Group, while the Spanish portion of the firm in 1946 sold their assets to Enasa, the maker of Pegaso trucks and sports cars.
This car's original owner, Horace Dodge, Jr., sold the car in 1962. It was then stored in a barn in Dearborn, Michigan until being found in 2004. The build sheet shows 'Dodge' as the first owner and the coachwork to be a 7-passenger Torpedo body by Chauvet. The odometer indicates just 25,000 miles.Also photographed at :