Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1937
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue/Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: €110,000 - €125,000
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: 51386
Founded near Paris in 1905 by Louis Delage, Delage went on to become one of the France's premier luxury car makers alongside Bugatti, Hispano Suiza, and Talbot Lago. Following much success in the following years, the backlash of the economic crisis of 1929 drastically affected the luxury car market. But Louis Delage would not admit defeat! In 1932 came the D6-11, two years later the D8-15. These two models, equipped with independent front wheels and an innovative engine were not quite enough to curb falling sales. On 20th April 1935 Delage went into liquidation, later to be bought by Delahaye as a means to position itself amongst the most prestigious car makers of the time. That venture though eventually failed, and the last car with a Delage badge rolled off the produc