The 1938 Hispano-Suiza Dubonnet Xenia, one of the finest examples of art deco automotive design. Photo by Michael Furman for the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, USA.
The Xenia was based on the Hispano-Suiza H6 heavily modified with independent suspension designed by driver, pilot and aperitif heir Andre Dubonnet. Each wheel was mounted on a single arm extending forward from kingpins at the end of the axle, while sealed, oil-lubricated coil springs and shock absorbers ensured a smooth ride.

The 1938 Hispano-Suiza Dubonnet Xenia, one of the finest examples of art deco automotive design. Photo by Michael Furman for the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, USA.

The Xenia was based on the Hispano-Suiza H6 heavily modified with independent suspension designed by driver, pilot and aperitif heir Andre Dubonnet. Each wheel was mounted on a single arm extending forward from kingpins at the end of the axle, while sealed, oil-lubricated coil springs and shock absorbers ensured a smooth ride.


Source: Wired
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