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Hispano-Suiza H6 B Coupé Chauffeur

Hispano-Suiza H6 B in Grand Hotel, Movie, 1932 IMDB

Class: Cars, Limousine — Model origin: FR

Hispano-Suiza H6 B Coupé Chauffeur

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

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vilero ES

2008-09-22 20:39

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Back view
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fortengo HU

2008-09-23 02:13

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Looks like this Hispano-Suiza H6 B Coupé Chauffeur – it might even be the same car:
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nzcarnerd NZ

2008-09-23 09:30

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Seeing that both movies were made about the same time and in the same place it could be the same car.

Yvon52 BE

2008-09-23 10:57

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Fortengo, you're right, it are the same cars

Gag Halfrunt UK

2008-09-23 11:21

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Both films were made by MGM.

Oviatt fan US

2008-12-12 09:05

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This Hispano Suiza H6 B Sedanca de Ville was purchased new at the 1927 Paris Salon by James Oviatt, co-founder of "Alexander & Oviatt"-- then Los Angeles's most exclusive menswear store. (The Oviatt Building in downtown L.A. is a historic landmark. See it here: www.myspace.com/oviatt_2008 ) Mr. Oviatt drove it all over Paris in the summer of 1927, then arranged to have it shipped to Los Angeles via New York.

Due to a U.S. customs dispute, Mr. Oviatt had to wait nearly a year for his car to arrive in Los Angeles. In the early 1930s, Oviatt frequently rented it out to Hollywood's movie studios (and, briefly, to actress Katharine Hepburn) for a princely sum -- right in the middle of the Great Depression.

Below is an engraving of the Oviatt Building in 1929, one year after its construction. Recognize the (rather freely rendered) car in the bottom right corner?


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Oviatt fan US

2011-04-14 21:51

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Below is a 1928 Hibbard & Darrin factory photo of James Oviatt's Hispano Suiza H6B Sedanca de Ville:

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Oviatt fan US

2011-04-26 22:14

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There's a strong possibility that this Hispano Suiza is the one which fetched a "2nd Class J-2" prize at the 2009 'Concours Pebble Beach' (European Classic 1925-1939 Open). Some variations: James Oviatt's car (see above) originally had a rooftop luggage rack and a differently-shaped front bumper with no lights; it was dark brown in color; its roof was either dark brown or black; its windshield frame was designed differently.



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