White Hispano-Suiza Cabriolet K6 from 1932, 6 cylinders, 5183 cc, 120 HP, 145 km/h. Only 200 cars were made. Bodied by Vanvooren.
Carrosserie Vanvooren was a French Coachbuilder based in the north-western Paris suburb of Courbevoie. The company concentrated on producing car bodies for luxury cars, being closely associated, during the 1930s, with the products of Hispano-Suiza, Bugatti, Rolls-Royce and Bentley.
The K6 was introduced in early 1933 as a replacement for the HS26, which enjoyed some success in its time. Like its predecessor the K6 had broadly the same external dimensions, although it was still possible to have a body tailored to the customer.
The K6 was a luxury car, very elegant and impressive. Among the bodies available were a coupe, a convertible and limousine.
The K6 was equipped with an longitudinal front mounted 6-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 5181 cc. The distribution was two valves per cylinder. The power output was 120 hp at 3200 rpm. The car was fitted with a single clutch disc and servo with change 4-speed manual gearbox.
As for the chassis the suspension had leaf springs, while the braking system made use of drum brakes on all four wheels and brake booster. Power-assisted steering was also fitted. The K6 was among the first cars in the world to be fitted with power steering.
The maximum speed reached by the K6 was 140 km/h.
About 1000 cars were produced and production was ended in 1937.