1932 Hispano-Suiza J12 Dual Cowl Phaeton

Part of the Briggs Cunningham Collection for 35 Years | One of Approximately 10 Surviving Open J12s
Coachwork by Binder
Estimate: $1,500,000 - $2,000,000
SOLD $2,425,000
Chassis: 13016
Engine: 321025
*Please note that this vehicle is titled by its engine number. Please also note that Gooding & Company recently obtained copies of Hispano-Suiza factory records, which shed further light on the early history and provenance of this vehicle. Chassis 13016 was originally commissioned for the Goelet family in 1933 with closed coachwork by Labourdette, not Binder coachwork as stated in the catalogue, and was subsequently owned by textile magnate Marcel Boussac in 1936. According to the handwritten notes of Briggs S. Cunningham, archived by the Revs Institute, chassis 13016 was already fitted with the Binder coachwork it wears today when he purchased the vehicle in 1954. The Hispano-Suiza factory records also confirm that engine number 321025 is the vehicle’s original engine. These records are available for review in The Archives or by contacting a Specialist.

Formerly in the Collections of Briggs S. Cunningham and Miles C. Collier
The French Automaker’s Crowning Achievement
One of Just 114 Built
Elegant Coachwork by Henry Binder
One of Approximately 10 Surviving Open J12s

9,424 CC OHV 60° V-12 Engine
Twin Solex Downdraft Carburetors
220 BHP at 3,400 RPM
3-Speed Synchromesh Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Mechanical Drum Brakes
Front Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Rear Live-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs


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