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Chassis number: 11608

Engine number: 30,1590

Registration number:YE3697

The Olympia show car new in 1926 shown with Hooper 2 door coupe Bodywork; the first owner was Lt-Cdr Montague Graham White. He sent the car back to Hoopers in 1937 for minor modifications such as installation of a sun visor etc. His exploits are well documented & he appears with the car in "The Golden Age of Motoring - 1900 -1940" by Roy Bacon. The car won 1st Prize at many Concours d'Elegance, including:

1927 Monte Carlo. Grand Prix plus Silver cup
Cannes. Grand Prix plus Plaquettes plus Perrier Jouet Cup
1928 Bournemouth. Bainbridge Cup plus Grand Banner
Le Touquet. Grand Prix plus Finest car all classes
Southport. First Prise, cars over £1,500
1929 Brighton. Edlin Trophy
1930 Cannes. Grand Prix. Silver Challenge Cup

The car has had a through restoration & is presented in excellent running order throughout with a light patina of use accrued over the past few years by the current enthusiast owner who used the car regularly as its maker intended. Indeed he was responsible for purchasing the car, restoring it & fitting the coach work we find on it today.

The current body is a Park Ward 2 door foursome coupe, body number 3253 not dissimilar to the original Hooper body. It was built by Park Ward in 1929 & fitted to a six & a half litre Bentley. We have paperwork to trace the body all though its existence until today where we find it on the Hispano which it fits & suits beautifully. There are numerous photographs of the body being fitted to the car.

The interior of the car is dark green leather to the front & rear seating areas, the rear seats being of the occasional fold down variety; the lether extending also to the door cards. Carpeting is a matching green with fawn wool headlining being fitted. There is a large easily operated sunroof in situ for summer motoring. Unusually, both the front & rear windows hinge open allowing for a huge volume of cooling air to pass through the cab for more tropical motoring.

The dash board is a magnificent item made from Ivory & contains a correct set or the original requisite instruments. The various switches have a knurled finish & a delightfully tactile feel to them in operation. Meticulous in the extreme, the current owner supplies us with the following information:

Temperature gauge made and fitted, on dash.
Coolant expansion tank made and fitted. Radiator cap modified so mascot can be removed without breaking the water system.
Electric fan fitted, behind radiator, with switch on dash.
Electric fuel pump and filter, fitted above fuel tank. Float cut-off inserted in Autovac.
Flashing indicators incorporated into side lights. Semaphore system retained. Switch between the 2 systems, under dash RHS.
Flame-arrester fitted into carburettor air intake tube.
Remote oilers fitted to rear trunnions, allowing access from under chassis (so access hole through body, un-necessary).
Rack for trolley-jack fitted above fuel tank and compartments for tools, oils etc. below boot floor and under running boards.
Hispano-Suiza dealers enamel plaque (Niort) added on inside of drivers door.

Wheel spanner
Hub extractor
Clutch adjuster
Valve adjuster
Tyre valve nut driver
Cam-chest spanner
Large 'C' spanner for wheel discs
'Boa Constrictor' for removing radiator cap
Fitted trolly jack
Large air-intake 'mushrooms' with K&N air filters
Keys: ignition switch, doors, tool boxes

Reference Documents
Restoration Record, photos
Collation of historical pictures: car and its 3 bodies
Manual (hand-written notes)
Collation of drawings ( from patents Marc Birkigt) and original Parts Catalogue.
Nowell Stebbing. "Restoration of Hispano-Suiza Chassis No. 11,608".
Hispano-Suiza Society
Newsletter no. 138, 8-15 (2010).

Spares (by separate negotiation)
4 brake shoes
Carburettor parts
Brake servo mechanism, with new linings
Prop shaft
Flywheel and starter ring
Various other parts
Extra section of chassis, removed at restoration
Original Hispano-Suiza handbook

his is a magnificent rare car in impeccable order where every single thing needing doing has been done without regard to expense. It is on the button & ready for extensive touring immediately.

  • 0 Miles
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 Manual
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: TA1027190