The production of the famous H6 chassis was discontinued this year. 2350 examples of all H6 were built since its introduction in 1919.
The HS26 Junior
was also discontinued. 124 examples were made. Even before the
last HS26 rolled off the production line, Hispano Suiza founder
Marc Birkirgt introduced a replacement. Identical in design to
that of the J12, the K6 chassis use a conventional ladder frame,
suspended by live axles with semi-elliptic leaf springs at the
front and rear. Just like its bigger brother the new six cylinder
engined machine is available with a 342 cm and 372 cm wheelbase.
Hydraulic drums and a very precise steering box ensure the ride is
up to Hispano's standards. The new six cylinder power plant seem a
step back with their push-rod operated valves but with no chains
or gears needed to drive the overhead camshaft, the new engine
produce considerably less noise. The loss of power is compensated
by increased displacement of just under 5.2 litre, it produce a
commendable 120 bhp. Like all Hispanos built in France, the K6 is
fitted with a three-speed gearbox. As usual, it is offered as a
rolling chassis only, so the customers could have it fitted with a
coachwork of choice.