It made its first public appearance in 1937. No doubt, many were taken with the car’s aircraft style glasshouse, tapered rear end and teardrop shaped fender flares. And this wasn’t just some glorified show pony: the Xenia could really move. Beneath that long bonnet rested an 8.0-liter inline six good for 144 bhp (105 kW) and a theoretical top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h).
1938 Hispano-Suiza H-6C Xenia by Dubonnet
The Hispano-Suiza H-6C of 1932 was a fairly ordinary looking two-seat convertible, but in the hands of race car driver and ex-WWI fighter pilot Andre Dubonnet, it became something all the more special.