Illustration for article titled Six Wheels And An Airplane Engine: 1923 Hispano-Suiza H6A

Your high-rolling players these days drive their Excaliburs and Blackhawks and whatnot, snorting pharm-grade off the firm young bellies of Eastern European strippers in a private room in the Club Spirochete and all...

...yet they never realize that their so-called decadence is but a mere piss-weak imitation of the excesses upon which their 1920s predecessors blew all their cash. Take, for example, this custom-built Hispano-Suiza H6, now residing in the Forney Museum in Denver. Commissioned for the King of Greece (who was deposed before he could take delivery, in true Decadent High Roller fashion), the car ended up in the hands of Hollywood giant D. W. Griffith. Imagine what casting-couch madness no doubt took place in that enormous passenger cabin! [Forney Museum]


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