The Fundación Elizalde Documentary Collection


The Elizalde
Automobile Testament (1925)

Arturo Elizalde’s Testamento Automovilista (Automobile Testament) provides an enlightening and personal view of the standing of the automotive sector in Spain in 1925, proposing alternatives to assist the domestic and overseas market in promoting the Spanish automobile industry.

A link to this document is provided below. It first appeared in the “Stadium” Magazine in January 1926, shortly after the passing of Arturo Elizalde.

The Elizalde Automobile Testament (view in dynamic PDF)

Arturo Elizalde’s Manuscripts (1923 – 1924)

Arturo Elizalde’s manuscripts are an excellent way of getting more closely acquainted with the personality of the French-Spanish-Cuban industrial entrepreneur.

The possibility of accessing documents written in his own hand is truly exceptional, as if travelling back in time to interview him.

This unique privilege gives us an insight into his mind and thoughts, as well as a better understanding of the circumstances surrounding the evolution of his work and his life.

Index of manuscripts

Selected manuscripts (view in dynamic PDF)


Original Catalogue Type 20 Chassis (view in dynamic PDF)

Original catalogue 1922 (view in dynamic PDF)

Original Catalogue 1924 (view in dynamic PDF)

Elizalde Patents

Selected Elizalde Patents (view in dynamic PDF)

Elizalde’s Advertising History

Elizalde’s Advertising History

The continual activity and ongoing evolution of the Elizalde brand is perfectly illustrated by its advertising posters, the presence of its Types in car dealerships and at the most important international trade fairs, such as the Barcelona or Paris Motor Shows.

Collection of advertising posters

View the entire Elizalde advertising posters gallery


Excerpts from videos and documentaries about Elizalde

Visit by S. M. el Rey D. Alfonso XIII (1924)

The manufacture of aircraft engines (1926)

«España, país de automoción» [Spain, an automotive country] documentary (2006)

Do you have documents or historical parts related to Elizalde?

The ELIZALDE Board of Trustees maintains this website and would appreciate any contributions of documentation or historical material (parts, drawings, photographs, catalogues, correspondence) to include them in the Foundation’s collection.

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