error in the Spain ATM issues ... The Hispano Suiza 20-30 HP
It's not the first time that happens
it with the Spain ATM issues ... Once in a while, a more or less
important error appears in one ATM paper. Let us remember, for example,
the Norton motorcycle of 1936 (model
T58 - 66) that, in fact, showed a Narcla motorcycle of
This one is another of the important
As you can already guess, the image
does not correspond with the text; It's right, this is a car manufactured
by Hispano Suiza, but it's not a 20-30 HP model manufactured
in 1910, but a 16 HP model manufactured some years later,
case it's the model T85 (93), issued
in 2003, that supposedly shows a Hispano Suiza 20-30 HP from
displayed in the Museo de Historia de la Automocion de Salamanca
(Museum of History of the Automotion of Salamanca).
Both vehicles are on exhibition in
the Museo de Historia de la Automocion, and we suppose there
is -but not justify- the confusion.
The vehicle appearing on the ATM
paper it's currently exhibited in the last room of the Museum. It's a Hispano
Suiza car, model 16 HP manufactured in 1916, with a bodywork
type Double Phaeton. The engine is a 59 CV, 2952 CC and maximum
speed of 120 km/h.
Suiza model 16 HP, 1916
one is the car corresponding to the text;
Displayed in one of the first rooms
of the Museum is also a Hispano Suiza car, but a model
20-30 HP manufactured in 1910 with a bodywork type Limousine
In this case, the engine is a 30
CV - 3768 CC and could reach a maximum speed of 80 km/h.
Hispano Suiza model 20-30
Be ready for
more surprises ...
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