Sunday, September 1, 2013

1911 Hispano Suiza "King Alfonso XIII" Double Berline


the horse drawn carriage look is prevalent here, and having such a double image style is strange to look at




the write up from the auction listing mentions how sophisticated and race ready the Hispano Suiza's were, proof of this is the other 1911 Hispano at the Mullins museum http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/12/1911-hispano-suiza-alphonso-xiii-45-cr.html

Young Alfonso XIII, King of Spain, took a great liking to the Hispano-Suiza marque early on; a pioneering and enthusiastic motorist, he bought the first of many Hispano-Suizas that he would own in 1905 and would ultimately have over 30 examples in his fleet, which led to the naming of the model after the marque’s biggest patron.

photos from http://www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?lot_id=1049849 from the always great source of cool stuff, http://stipistop.com/

2 comments: