Car of the Week #3: Hispano Suiza K6

Hispano Suiza K6

The elegantly designed Hispano Suiza K6 Cabriolet was introduced in 1935 as a replacement for the popular H6 model, which counted celebrities and royalty among its loyal customer base.

Thankfully, though, the K6 was just as luxurious and stylish as its predecessor, featuring a 125bhp 5.2-litre inline six-cylinder engine. Paired up to a three-speed manual gearbox, the K6 was said to cruise comfortably at 80mph – this at a time when many cars struggled to even reach 80mph.

The car’s construction was no less impressive, featuring lightweight alloys in the engine and an innovative four-wheel braking system featuring servo-assisted mechanical drum brakes.

This particular K6 features bodywork by French firm Carrosserie Brandone; a coachbuilder with a particular talent for producing elegant convertibles. The car remained in France until the ’50s when it headed to America, and was subtly redesigned.

More recently, though, this K6 Convertible has had a full restoration to original condition and will be displayed at the Concours of Elegance 2016, taking place at Windsor Castle from 2-4 September