Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dubonnet Xenia

This one-off Hispano-Suiza was commissioned by Andre Dubonnet in 1937 to showcase his company's latest suspension development. Andre Dubonnet was an accomplished aviator and racing driver. The Dubonnet family had amassed a fortune from the aperitifs and cognacs that continue to bear the family name.
The streamlined, aircraft inspired styling was done by aerodynamics expert Jean Andreau and Jacques Saoutchik crafted the body on a modified Hispano-Suiza H6B chassis. The car is equipped with unusual parallel-opening doors.

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