|Between 1929 and 1939 automobiles developed into sophisticated artifacts. For the first time in history the top cars were reaching speeds over 80 mph, an astounding feat. This 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet comes from a time when cars had hood ornaments, shiny trim and running boards. It has a large hood ornament that is fashioned as a flying stork.|
|The Hispano-Suiza was reserved for kings, queens, and movie stars, the world’s wealthiest, most stylish people. They demanded the luxurious, beautiful, and exclusive. A total of 204 cars were built in the manufacturer's Paris factory.|
About forty examples are known to have survived.
|The new Hispano Suiza K6 was introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in the fall of 1934. It was offered as a rolling chassis only, so customers could have it fitted with coachwork of choice.|
|The straight 6, 5,184 cc / 316.3 cu in engine produced 125 bhp @ 3,200 rpm through a 3 speed manual gearbox.|