1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 to star at RM Sotheby’s

An ultra-rare 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet is set to star in RM Sotheby’s upcoming London auction.

Spanish company Hispano-Suiza was one of the foremost luxury marques of the pre-WW1 and interwar period.

Hispano Suiza K6

The K6 was the follow-up to the extraordinary H6

The K6 was an upgraded version of the celebrated H6 – the preferred run-around of the Spanish royal family.

RM Sotheby’s comments: “Contemporary reports record a K6 as being capable of cruising comfortably at 80 mph, a figure that most European automobiles of the era would have been pleased to claim as a top speed.

“While it had a hard act to follow, replacing the car of kings, queens and movie stars, it succeeded masterfully in continuing a family tradition of carrying the world’s wealthiest, most stylish people across Europe at high speeds, within surroundings that were as luxurious, beautiful and exclusive as their homes.”

This example has been winning concours since 1936 and, with a recent restoration, looks set to continue sweeping the boards for decades to come.

The car is valued at £1.6m-1.8m ($2m-2.3m) in the September 6 sale.

A 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera R.S. 2.7 lightweight is likely to prove a big draw for rally fans.

Described as “the most successful Carrera RS 2.7 in international rallying”, it has a superb race history – having competed in around 40 events worldwide.

It also racked up a victories at the Circuit of Ireland and the Castrol Manx in 1974. The auction house expects it to make £825,000-1m ($1m-1.2m). 

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