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1936 Hispano Suiza J-12 Convertible Sedan / 28543 43 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

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Sold for $1,540,000 at 2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction.
The Hispano-Suiza J12 made its debut in the early 1930s. The J12 was powered by a 70 pound, 7-main bearing crankshaft, and featured fully adjustable servo-assisted brakes, dual Scintilla magnetos, vitreous enameled manifolds and aluminum castings with impossibly precise tolerances. The engine was operated by a pushrod valve arrangement rather than the overhead camshaft found on the companies earlier engines.

This car is chassis number 14018 and still wears its original open bodywork by Saoutchik. The original owner, believed to be a Czech film star, took ownership of the car on December 30th of 1936. The early history of the car is not known. The earliest known history goes back to Romania, where the car was used in the making of a motion picture. After the movie, a problem arose within the 12-cylinder engine and it was sent back to France for repairs. The car, which was then reportedly owned by an Englishman, was parked at Sport-Auto, a specialist garage.

In the early 1960s, M. Gérard Crombac, the editor of the French motor magazine Sport-Auto, purchased it. At the time, he also owned an H6B. A short time later, he purchased a second J12, which was left in a static state in the Sport-Auto garage and for years the two sat alongside one another.

M Crombac had been able to purchase two open J12s, but sadly he did not posses the means to have either car properly restored. In the early 1970s, sold the Saoutchik-bodied car to Charles Howard.

A short time later, the J12 was sold to Michel Seydoux. On April 28, 1985, the current owner purchased the car out of France and had it shipped home to the United States. It has spent the past 25 years with its current caretaker. A short time after arriving in the United States, it was treated to a complete mechanical rebuild in preparation for high-speed touring. Since that time, it has participated in Hispano-Suiza Society Rallies in Spain and in California and has completed two CCCA CARavans.

This car is one of only nine original open Hispano-Suiza J12s still known to exist.

In 2010, this car was offered for sale at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auction in Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $100,000 - $140,000. The lot was sold for the sum of $154,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2010



2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,000,000-USD $1,400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,540,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Hispano-Suiza Type 68 J12 Cabriolet
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  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
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1936 Hispano Suiza J-12
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  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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