One interesting note for the car is its name, Andre Dubonnet redesigned a Spanish Hispano-Suiza chassis before sending it to Saoutchik of Paris to have this amazing forward thinking body draped over it, as a tribute to his late wife of 2 years Xenia,
Having been rediscovered following the war, it remained in France before being imported to the USA where it underwent a full restoration before being debuted at the Pebble Beach in 2000.
Take some time to watch the Jay Leno walk round it tomorrow to truly appreciate this car, right down from its styling influences to the custom fitted luggage.
The Hispano-Suiza that this car derived its chassis from-
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