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1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 Convertible Victoria / 13033A Vehicle Information

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 photograph

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Sold for $880,000 at 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company.
The Hispano-Suiza J12, also known as the T68, was one of the elite vehicles produced by the prestigious Hispano-Suiza Company. The chassis alone cost upwards of $10,000, a small fortune in those days and more than most vehicles. The engines were similar to those found in fighter planes and powerful enough to carry these large and stately vehicles to a respectable speed. The chassis were outfitted by some of the greatest coachbuilders of the era.

The power-plant is impressive but purists do not hold it in the same regard as the six-cylinder unit it was replacing. The H6 was constructed in both 6.5 and 8.0 liter configurations. Swiss engineer Marc Birkigt had adapted technology used in aircraft engine technology to the unit. The crankshaft was formed from a solid steel billet that weighed 700 pounds. The 6.5-liter version had a one-piece aluminum cylinder block and an overhead camshaft. It proved its potential on numerous occasions winning races and various sporting contests.

The V-12 engine featured overhead valves and was renowned for its quiet operation.

This J12 was ordered in 1934 by Mr. Moll Van Charante, and delivered January 29, 1935. During the Second World War the car was hidden and reappeared soon after in the possession of Dr. E.P. Rink of the Wallon Hospital in Lieden, Holland. It was later owned by William A.M. Burden.

When it left Mr. Burden's possession, it was treated to a professional restoration. It was then shown by its owner, Alfredo Brener of Houston, Texas, at the 1994 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it won the Alec Ulmann trophy.

This car has a three-piece windshield and a secondary windshield for the rear passengers. There are side-mounted spares, rear-hinged doors, Marchal headlamps and Rudge-Whitworth wire wheels. It wears one-off coachwork by D'Ieteren Freres.

In 2009, this Convertible Victoria was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona where it was estimated to sell for $900,000 - $1,200,000. The lot was sold for the sum of $880,000, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2009



2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $900,000-USD $1,200,000 
Sale Price :
USD $880,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Hispano-Suiza Type 68 J12 Cabriolet
Sold for USD$1,540,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 image  1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 image  
1936 Hispano Suiza J-12
Sold for USD$880,000
  2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company
1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 image  1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 image  

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Hispano Suiza J-12 Vehicle Profiles
Transformable Grande Luxe
Hispano Suiza J-12 Transformable Grande Luxe

Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Model Year: 1931
Profile
Coupe de Ville
Hispano Suiza J-12 Coupe de Ville

Coachbuilder: Binder
Model Year: 1933
Faux Cabriolet
Hispano Suiza J-12 Faux Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Model Year: 1933
Profile

Coupe
Hispano Suiza J-12 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 14015
Model Year: 1933
Profile
Drop Head Coupe
Hispano Suiza J-12 Drop Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Fernandez & Darrin
Model Year: 1934
Profile
Cabriolet
Hispano Suiza J-12 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Model Year: 1934
Profile

Cabriolet
Hispano Suiza J-12 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Model Year: 1934
Profile
Pillarless Saloon
Hispano Suiza J-12 Pillarless Saloon

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Model Year: 1934
Profile
Coupe de Ville
Hispano Suiza J-12 Coupe de Ville

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

Cabriolet
Hispano Suiza J-12 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: deVillars
Model Year: 1935
Profile
Cabriolet deVille
Hispano Suiza J-12 Cabriolet deVille

Coachbuilder: Rippon Brothers
Chassis Num: 13506
Engine Num: 321099
Model Year: 1935
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Hispano Suiza J-12 Drophead Coupe

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

Pillarless Sedan
Hispano Suiza J-12 Pillarless Sedan

Coachbuilder: Kellner
Chassis Num: 14022
Engine Num: 321060
Model Year: 1935
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Victoria
Hispano Suiza J-12 Convertible Victoria

Coachbuilder: D'Ieteren
Chassis Num: 13033A
Engine Num: 321113
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Sedan
Hispano Suiza J-12 Convertible Sedan

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

Berline
Hispano Suiza J-12 Berline

Coachbuilder: Letourner et Marchand
Model Year: 1937
Profile


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