1919 Hispano Suiza Type 15T scale 1/16

1919 The Alfonso Hispano Suiza

  • manufactured by: Gakken
  • Scale: 1/16
  • Approx Year of Manufacture: 70’s
  • Build time: 2 months

Hispano-Suiza_Type-15T17
“Spanish-Swiss” is the literal translation for Hispano-Suiza; and the Alfonso for whom this particular model was named was the King of Spain. Chief engineer Marc Birkigt was the Swiss connection. That his nationality was honored in naming the Barcelona company in 1904 was quite unusual and a huge honour. The then 26-year-old Birkigt   would eventually be regarded as among the most talented automobile engineers
in history.

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