Monday, February 23, 2015

1924 Hispano-Suiza Model HBC Tulipwood Torpedo -- February 23, 2015

We visited the Blackhawk Museum in June, 2013 to drool over their collection of classic autos.  This 1924 Hispano-Suiza Model HBC has a torpedo body built by Nieuport, the airplane manufacturer for André Dubonnet, of the aperitif-making family.   He wanted an extra-light body suitable for racing or travel, so the frame of the body is covered with strips of thin tulipwood.  (051/dsc_0096)

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