Hispano-Suiza H6C Saoutchik Xenia Coupe

The Dubonnet Xenia Coupe This striking car, sometimes called the Dubonnet Xenia, was made to showoff Andre Dubonnet's independent suspension. He used a Hispano Suiza H6C chassis and modified it to include his enclosed coil spring suspension. This suspension was quite successful and Andre sold the patent to Alfa Romeo, GM, Fiat, and Delahaye. Dubonnet had his Xenia Chassis bodied by Jaques Saoutchik. The result, an avante-garde interpretation of the teardrop, was different from any other motorcar. Highlights of the design include a parallel door system and an aviation-themed interior. Recently the Xenia Coupe has been touring the auto shows and museums thanks to owner Charles Morse. He won the Most Elegant Closed Car award at the 2000 Pebble Beach Concours.