The HS26 is a car produced from 1931 to 1932 by the Spanish automaker Hispano-Suiza.
Profile and History
In 1930 the Hispano-Suiza took over Ballot, a French company in enormous economic difficulties after the great economic crisis of 1929 . Being able to have the assembly lines of the Ballot, the Spanish brand now had helped them recover from this the same crisis. They started a project that fit like a glove with the likes of Hispano-Suiza. They had just taken the T49 out of production
Hispano-Suiza found himself practically with the car ready due to the acquisition of Ballot. In 1931 the new car was ready: thus the HS26 was born.
Like the other models produced by Hispano-Suiza, the HS26 was only sold chassis. It was then up to the best automotive coachbuilders of the era, who would construct a body to fit. The HS26 was fitted with a 6 cylinders engine with a capacity of 4580 cm³. This delivered 95 hp at 3000 rpm. The distribution was two valves per cylinder. A 3-speed transmission was fitted. The maximum speed was 130 km/h. The HS26 was a fairly moderate success but was subject to fierce competition from cars such as the Bugatti Type 50 .
It was therefore removed from production by the end of 1932, after just over a year of production.