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E1-09 1935 Hispano-Suiza J 12 de Villars Cabriolet

The French company Hispano-Suiza was among the elite in luxury car production and was known for style, innovation and design. The J12 was created for the discriminating buyer and priced well above what most people could afford. The cars were fitted with nearly every imaginable luxury item available. The V12 overhead valve engine offered 220 hp, which was quite enough to carry the vehicles, which often weighed between 5,000 and 6,500 pounds. Production lasted from 1931 through 1938 with around 120 examples produced. This car was built for the Maharaja Thakore Sahib of Rajkot by de Villars of Paris, one of France's most exclusive coach­ builders. The Maharaja of Rajkot owned several cars, including the famous Rolls-Royce "Star of India”.

Owned in 2012 by Robert M. Lee Trust, Reno, Nevada
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E1-09   1935 Hispano-Suiza J 12 de Villars Cabriolet