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1924 Hispano-Suiza H6 B Bligh touring body

1924 Hispano-Suiza H6 B in Royal Stirling, Documentary, 1972

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: FR — Built in: UK

1924 Hispano-Suiza H6 B Bligh touring body

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

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dsl SX

2015-03-10 14:30

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Doune Motor Museum (closed in 1998) apparently had these 4 RRs:

1] Rolls-Royce 15 hp Three-Cylinder, 1905 - 2nd oldest Rolls-Royce in the world, last survivor of only six made by Royce Ltd. Story of SD 661 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-26832679
2] Rolls-Royce 20/25, 1933
3] Rolls-Royce 40/50 Phantom II Continental, 1935 - Six cylinders, 7.6 litres, 2.5 tons, 10-14 mpg, chassis £2,000 plus body £1,000.
4] Rolls-Royce 25/30, 1937

Sunbar UK

2015-03-10 20:07

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Not Rolls-Royce I believe. A diagonal maker's script is just visible on the radiator.

dsl SX

2015-03-10 20:15

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Could it be a flying stork mascot, so "Hispano-Suiza 37.2 h.p. 1924" from Doune Motor Museum???

dsl SX

2015-03-10 20:51

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If Hispano is correct "This 1924 Hispano Suiza built for Count Zorbrowski is one of the classic cars of the period. Formally owned by the late John Sword it was added to the Lord Doune collection of cars in 1969. Unique coachwork by Bligh of Cambridge features a fully enclosed rear compartment complete with duplicate instruments so the passengers coulod see how fast they were travelling. The Doune collection opened to the public in 1970 .... " - Link to "www.classiccar4you.com" with similar looking picture (although different arrangement of rear compartment screen). Further comment "1924 37.2-h.p. Hispano-Suiza with Bligh touring body which was built to the order of Count Zborowski but delivered to his widow after he had been killed in the 1924 Monza GP. The latter was part of the Sword Collection and Lord Doune has brought it back to Scotland" - Link to "www.motorsportmagazine.com"

kudos SX

2015-03-10 21:13

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dsl SX

2015-03-10 21:39

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I think that's nailed it. In Hispano-speak does 37.2 hp = H6 B??

Edit - googling "Hispano-Suiza 37.2 h.p" gives lots of H6 B cars, particularly auction entries.

-- Last edit: 2015-07-08 16:03:39

SKH EN

2015-07-08 15:54

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No not quite finished... As granddaughter of Bligh Bros Cousins, also coach makers in Ramsgate Kent, I have researched the family history....so
Correction please: Bligh Bros operated from Canterbury not Cambridge.
Secondly .... there is a good photo of this car on Plate 114 in my copy of "Cars and Coach-builders" by George Oliver 1981 which gives an unusually detailed view of the interior and fascias " a splendid specimen: -a 1924 37.2 he Hispano Suiza fitted with a most handsome body" showing the fascia, instrument panel and and split screens and "the broad deck between the front and rear(seats), the latter serving as ....shelter and reinforcement for the body".
My comment: This level if sophistication in coach work is a far cry from Bligh Bros's earlier contributions to The Zborowski stable namely the qwerky Original Chitty Bang Bang series..mark 2 and 3 and chassis for 4, documented elsewhere on your site no doubt. The Blighs had an outstanding reputation for bespoke coachwork going back to the 1840s.

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