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1937 Hispano Suiza J12 Berline Vehicle Profile

1937 Hispano Suiza J12 photograph

1937 Hispano Suiza J12 photograph

1937 Hispano Suiza J12 photograph

1937 Hispano Suiza J12 photograph

1937 Hispano Suiza J12 photograph

1937 Hispano Suiza J12 photograph

1937 Hispano Suiza J12 photograph

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Marc Birkigt, the man who created Hispano-Suiza, was born in Switzerland in 1878 and attended the Ecole de Mecanique where he graduated with high honors in engineering and physics. Birkigt left Switzerland in 1899 when he accepted a position as engineer in a Spanish firm in Barcelona, designing Spain's first gasoline automobile, the La Cuadra, and later, the Castro. Backed by Spanish financing, Birkigt established the Hispano-Suiza firm in June 1904, and by the end of the year, 27 Hispano-Suizas were produced. Spain's 19-year-old King Alfonso XIII, an ardent motorist and a driver of considerable ability, became a dedicated Hispano-Suiza enthusiast and ended up owning more than 30 of them.

A second factory was opened near Paris in 1911 to manufacture Hispano-Suizas and production was parallel in both plants. This luxurious J12 Hispano-Suiza model was built at the French factory. The model J12, announced in the Fall of 1931, was magnificently built and magnificently priced. Besides the Bugatti Royale, it was the most expensive French car built. The 12-cylinder J12 Hispano-Suiza was very fast and, in terms of mechanical excellence, could only be matched by such marvels as the 16-cylinder Cadillacs. Hispano-Suiza's V12 models were produced from 1931 until the French firm ceased operations in 1938. Car production in Barcelona continued until 1944 when Hispano-Suiza decided to concentrate on aircraft engines and armaments.



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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Hispano-Suiza J12 Gurney Nutting
Chassis#: 13510
Sold for USD$788,508
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1937 HISPANO-SUIZA TYPE 68 J12 (54CV) COUPE CHAUFFEUR FRANAY
Sold for USD$261,899
  2011 Automobiles sur les Champs 2
 

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Hispano Suiza J12 Vehicle Profiles
Transformable Grande Luxe
Hispano Suiza J12 Transformable Grande Luxe

Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Model Year: 1931
Profile
Coupe de Ville
Hispano Suiza J12 Coupe de Ville

Coachbuilder: Binder
Model Year: 1933
Faux Cabriolet
Hispano Suiza J12 Faux Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Model Year: 1933
Profile

Coupe
Hispano Suiza J12 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 14015
Model Year: 1933
Profile
Drop Head Coupe
Hispano Suiza J12 Drop Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Fernandez & Darrin
Model Year: 1934
Profile
Cabriolet
Hispano Suiza J12 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Model Year: 1934
Profile

Cabriolet
Hispano Suiza J12 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Model Year: 1934
Profile
Pillarless Saloon
Hispano Suiza J12 Pillarless Saloon

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Model Year: 1934
Profile
Coupe de Ville
Hispano Suiza J12 Coupe de Ville

Coachbuilder: Fernandez & Darrin
Chassis Num: 14036
Model Year: 1934
Profile

Cabriolet
Hispano Suiza J12 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: deVillars
Model Year: 1935
Profile
Cabriolet deVille
Hispano Suiza J12 Cabriolet deVille

Coachbuilder: Rippon Brothers
Chassis Num: 13506
Engine Num: 321099
Model Year: 1935
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Hispano Suiza J12 Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 14004
Model Year: 1935
Profile

Pillarless Sedan
Hispano Suiza J12 Pillarless Sedan

Coachbuilder: Kellner
Chassis Num: 14022
Engine Num: 321060
Model Year: 1935
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Victoria
Hispano Suiza J12 Convertible Victoria

Coachbuilder: D'Ieteren
Chassis Num: 13033A
Engine Num: 321113
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Sedan
Hispano Suiza J12 Convertible Sedan

Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis Num: 28543 43
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History

Berline
Hispano Suiza J12 Berline

Coachbuilder: Letourner et Marchand
Model Year: 1937
Profile


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