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Lot 088

1932 Hispano-Suiza HS26 Three-Position Drophead Coupé

  • Chassis no. 7067
  • Engine no. 331068

Sold for kr. 2,688,000

This lot will be sold with the following documents: Danish Registration Certificate

In 1929, Hispano-Suiza took over Établissements Ballot SA, the company founded by Ernest Ballot, in Paris in 1906. Initially a manufacturer of marine engines, Ballot fielded racing cars with engines designed by the famed Ernest Henry and campaigned them at Indianapolis in 1919 and the French Grands Prix in 1920 and 1921. Road-going cars were built from 1921 but by the late-1920s, sales had declined. After the Hispano takeover, a new model, the HS-26, was introduced, using the chassis of the Ballot RH3 with a Spanish-built Hispano T.64 engine. With an overhead-cam six of 4,580 cc, it developed 95 bhp. Sometimes called the Ballot HS26, the car was later renamed Hispano-Suiza Junior. Just 126 were built from 1930 to 1933.

Delivered new to a Mr Clarius, of Marseilles, this HS26 Hispano-Suiza took part in a concours d’elegance on the French Riviera. In the Aalholm collection for decades, it bears a desirable cabriolet body, and it exhibits an accustomed flair with a bright flash of trim paralleling the beltline contour.

It is an older restoration, and it shows its age. Important details are all good, including the stork mascot, body contours and the condition of the body framing. It is equipped with the desirable three-position hood with intact landau irons. The only significant detour from originality involves the fitting of an incorrect carburettor and fuel pump. Although the car will need a significant amount of work, it warrants a concours-quality restoration.

I 1929 overtog Hispano-Suiza Etablissements Ballot SA, som var grundlagt af Ernest Ballot i Paris i 1906. Ballot, oprindeligt fabrikant af marine motorer, beskæftigede sig med racerbiler med motorer konstrueret af den berømte Ernest Henry og førte kampagne for dem i Indianapolis i 1919 og ved det Franske Grands Prix i 1920 og 1921. Vejkørende biler blev bygget fra 1921, men omkring sidst i 1920'erne var salget faldet. Efter Hispano-overtagelsen blev en ny model, HS-26 introduceret, som kombinerede understellet fra en Ballot RH3 med en spanskbygget Hispano T.64-motor. Med et OHC sekser på 4,580 cc, kom den op på 95 hk. Bilen, der nogle gange kaldtes Ballot HS26, blev senere omdøbt til Hispano-Suiza Junior. Der blev kun bygget 126 fra 1930 til 1933.

Denne HS26 Hispano-Suiza, leveret ny til en Mr. Clarius fra Marseilles, deltog i en Concours d’Elegance på den franske Riviera. Den har været del af Aalholm-samlingen i årtier og har et cabriolet-karosseri, og den fremviser en usædvanlig stil med strålende pynt passende til listekanterne.

Det er en ældre istandsættelse, og den viser sin alder. De vigtige detaljer er alle i god stand, herunder storkekølerfiguren, karosserikonturerne og karosserirammens stand. Den er udstyret med den attraktive treprositionsmotorhjelm med intakte jernhåndtag. Den eneste betydelige afvigelse fra originalen er isætningen af en ukorrekt karburator og benzinpunpe. Selvom bilen vil kræve en betydelig arbejdsindsats, retfærdiggør den en istandsættelse af concours-kvalitet.

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