An elegant vintage motor car in fine condition throughout having been mechanically fettled by its last owner. Newly re-trimmed in leather, with new wood and carpets. Very good paint work. Not uncomfortable to drive for an over 6 footer being a limousine. A very light car to drive, with good road manners. 60 mph cruising.
The Delage D8 S is the sportive version of the D8, with 20 horse power more. It remains the most iconic Delage tourer produced. Delage only built around 99 Delage D8 S against 2,000 Delage D8. This 1932 Delage D8 S Cabriolet chassis no. 38237 is a one-off car as it is the unique example designed by De Corvaïa and bodied by Pourtout. Moreover, it was exhibited on the de Corvaïa stand at the 1933 Paris Motor Show. This particular Delage was delivered new in France (first registered on the 1st of January, 1932). Then, it belonged to one of the most distinguished Delage collectors, André Surmain - famous Chef and also known as the founder of the restaurant Lutèce in New-York - who purchased it in 1966. He brought the car to Chapron in order to restore it. André Surmain sold this beautiful Delage D8 S to Albert Prost in 1978. The D8 S was regularly driven by Albert Prost during his 36-year ownership. The car even won the Mougins Concours d’Elegance organized for the 2 nd Delage International meeting in the late 70’s. Today, this Delage D8 S is in remarkably well-preserved condition with a very subtle patina. The interior is "like new" and the odometer shows 21,240 km from new. This Dela