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Hispano-Suiza

Overview

Hispano-Suiza (literally: "Spanish-Swiss") was a Spanish automotive and engineering firm, best known for its luxury cars and aviation engines, in the pre-World War II period of the twentieth century.

In 1923 the French arm of Hispano-Suiza was incorporated as the Societé Française Hispano-Suiza, the Spanish parent company subscribing for 71% of the share capital. From then on, the French company gained an increased degree of financial independence, while the technical links were always kept strong. The mascot statuette atop the radiator used by this firm after World War I was the stork of the province of Alsace, taken from the squadron emblem painted on the side of the aircraft of the renowned World War I French ace (and Hispano-Suiza customer) Georges Guynemer, which was powered by a Hispano-Suiza engine. At the time, this was an emblem of revanchism. 

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Models produced by Hispano-Suiza

H6 32CV

H6 32CV

1919-1930

H6C 46CV

H6C 46CV

1924-1934

HS26 Junior

1931-1934

K6 30CV

K6 30CV

1934-1939

T68 (J12)

T68 (J12)

1932-1938

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