Hispano-Suiza H6B Million-Guiet Dual-Cowl Phaeton 1924
„The same Motor that vanquished the enemy in the air now gives in smooth, vibrationless performance on the road, the most luxurious and restful transportation the world has ever known,“ proudly claimed Hispano-Suiza, whose car engines employed the same overhead camshaft technology as their wartime aero engines.
This glorious Hispano-Suiza dual-cowl phæton bodied by the top Paris carrossier Million-Guiet once belonged to the lovely Norma Talmadge, one of the highest-paid film stars of the 1920s. Her brother-in-law was the famous silent comedian Buster Keaton. The flying stork mascot of the Hispano-Suiza, incidentally, was based on the squadron badge of France’s First World War ace of aces Georges Guyneymer, whose SPAD biplane was powered by a Hispano-Suiza V8 engine.