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.
1930 was the year that Delage introduced the D6 model range. The 6-cylinder engine was mainly developed for Delage’s luxury cars whose lifespan continued even after World War II until 1953. Starting with a 2001cc 6-cylinder, the engine size increased over time to a 3-litre Postwar engine and so did the power output. Wonderful coach builds were made on these Delages and the make became known for its fabulous automobiles with the D8, 4litre 8- Cylinder, as the pinnacle of a flamboyant luxury car. In the late 30’s, Delage started racing with the D6. First with the D6-70TT, later with the evolution of that car, the Delage D6-75TT. These Delages share the Cotal gearbox and front suspension with the Delahaye race cars, “not a bad thing at all”. The original Cotal gearbox is a superb piece of engineering. Imagine it as a semi-automatic electronic prewar ‘tiptronic’. Very light, easy to work with and no grinding of gears, making it loved by amateurs and racing drivers alike. The Delage we present you is the later and fully developed D6-75TT. Starting life as a regular D6-75, the Grand Prix body was made in the ‘70’s and the engine received all the special racing bits. Fitted with three period downdraft Stromberg carburettors, the uprated inlet manifold, uprated exhaust manifold and system all adding up to about 160bhp. This car is very very fast indeed and has raced all of its life, been entered on many international rallies around the world, and completing the Mille Miglia just last May as start number 148. The engine is currently being professionally rebuilt and will be in perfect fresh condition ready for its next owner. Be quick, this car will sell as fast as it drives! http://www.historic-competitionservices.eu/nl/delage-d6-75tt
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. Â This 1932 Delage D8 S Cabriolet chassis no. 38237 is a one-off car as it is the unique example designed by De CorvaÃ¯a and bodied by Pourtout. Moreover, it was exhibited on the de CorvaÃ¯a stand at the 1933 Paris Motor Show. Â 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, AndrÃ© Surmain - famous Chef and also known as the founder of the restaurant LutÃ¨ce in New-York - who purchased it in 1966. He brought the car to Chapron in order to restore it. AndrÃ© Surmain sold this beautiful Delage D8 S to Albert Prost in 1978. Â The D8 S was regularly driven by Albert Prost during his 36-year ownership. The car even won the Mougins Concours dâElegance organized for the 2 nd Delage International meeting in the late 70âs. Â 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 fr