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Kellner Hispano-Suiza H6B Musurus Boulogne #10462 1922
Kellner Hispano-Suiza H6B Musurus Boulogne #10462 1922
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Kellner Hispano-Suiza H6B Musurus Boulogne #10462 1922

Hispano-Suiza H6B chassis 10462 was finished in August 1922, and soon became known as the so-called 'Musurus Boulogne', after its first owner. Little is known about Mr. Constantin Musurus himself. He proudly presented the car at the Monte Carlo Concours d’Elégance in 1923, where it was awarded a first prize. 

Legend has it that Musurus had gone to Kellner and ordered a speedster body, where the finished car was to be submitted to a committee of the ACF. If the committee agreed that the car was the most beautiful two-seater ensemble they had ever seen, Kellner’s invoice would not be disputed. If they however thought otherwise, Kellner’s demand for payment was to be nominal. It is not recorded whether such an evaluation ever took place, or why on earth Jacques Kellner, prominent industrialist that he was, would ever agree to such nonsense. But it is certainly a good story.

In 1924 chassis 10462 went to England where it was owned by Count Louis Zborowski. It was broken up in 1949, and its engine scrapped. Only the fenders survive today.

Photo credit: Nelson V. Thorpe

Text credit: The Kellner Affair




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