In France, woodies had considerable snob appeal, and Franay rebodied several Rolls-Royces in the late forties, as well as this 1937 Hispano-Suiza K6 "Break de Chasse" (Shooting Brake) conversion completed in 1948.
The original owner purchased a '37 sedan (#15121), but at the time shooting breaks became all the rage for the sportsman set, so he returned his car to Franay to create this stunning 'Woody'.
Amazingly, the wood is still all original, but restoring the interior was a major undertaking, as the seats are upholstered in eight water buffalo hides. In order to get eight water buffalo hides, the restorer had to travel to Pakistan, buy eight water buffalo and butcher and skin them in the country, because exporting live water buffalo is a crime.
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