1954 Delage D6

3L Berline par Chapron

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Lot number 
    18
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis n° 880330
Engine n° 880330

- President of the National Assembly's car
- Good state of preservation
- One of the very last Delages
- No reserve

This Delage is one of the last produced with the chassis n°8880330, only a few cars before the final chassis to come out of the factory which would be 880334! The car was delivered on 28 July 1952 to Chapron on an order from the National Assembly for its president Edouard Herriot and it was delivered only in February 1954 as a four door sedan with a partition as confirmed by Noëlle Chapron. The order file, which will be available from Noëlle Chapron, mentions that the navy blue car had been repainted in black with copper body lines while the interior is in brown leather 73, with center in beige cloth. It is enhanced with walnut woodwork complemented by a leather-wrapped rear support handle. The sober bodywork is further pronounced by "Avions" bumpers and chrome strips, as well as specific side vents.
Our collector, seduced by its original condition bought it in 2006 at auction when it was described as a two owners from new car. It then received a full control, but has hardly been driven since. Although the test we performed was satisfactory, we recommend a general overhaul before considering major journeys. We noted that the partition glass had been dismantled. Equipped with a Cotal electromagnetic box, this car has a "pontoon" shape typical of Delages from the 1950s. Well preserved, it is one of the last representatives of this glorious brand with a luxurious presentation.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1954-delage-d6-3l-berline-par-chapron-no-reserve-3980-18