Hispano Suiza H6C Xenia, 1938, by Saoutchik. A one-off commissioned by Andre Dubonnet, the son of Joseph Dubonnet, founder of the Dubonnet aperitif firm. Andre was a racing driver and inventor who patented at type of independent suspension in 1927. In 1932 Dubonnet purchased a Hispano-Suiza chassis to create a rolling showcase for his ideas. The car was designed by Jean Andreau, who was known for designing avant-grade streamlined aircraft and automobiles. The coachwork was done by Jacques Saoutchik. The car had curved glass and a panoramic windscreen (a feature that would not be seen again until the 1950s). The plexiglass side windows opened upwards in gullwing style.