1929 Delage DMN

Faux-cabriolet par Autobineau

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1929
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Lot number 
    19
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis n° 32338
Engine n° 2485

- In an exceptional state of conservation
- Tailor made
- Clear history
- No reserve

Presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1926, the Delage DM, with its 6-cylinder 17hp engine, was integrated within the model lineup between the DI (11hp) and the GL (30hp). The careful design of its robust chassis makes the car flexible and powerful for its category. This was one of the best achievements of the brand, and was applauded by the press and the clientele at the time.
The example presented, a DMN version, is remarkable because it is a special order car, bodied at Autobineau in the form of a faux-cabriolet with sunroof. Its first lady owner purchased the following year a magnificent protected monument, the "Chartreuse de Pierre Chatel" located in Ain. The Delage would be especially used as a shuttle to go to the site from Paris and was then stored in 1955, only to reappear in 2008, when it was purchased at Artcurial by its current owner. It remains today in strict original condition, in a dark blue and grey livery. Its interior, grey woolen cloth, is richly adorned with precious wood trim with metal inserts highlighting the extreme custom nature of this build. The fittings under the seats, the beautiful trunk, the wheels with hubcaps, or better yet the Cromos bumpers, complete this luxurious specification. The engine has seized but is complete with the exception of its magneto. With its clear history and enviable state of preservation, this unique Delage deserves a restoration that will preserve its beautiful patina as much as possible. It is simply an exceptional collector's item.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1929-delage-dmn-faux-cabriolet-par-autobineau-no-reserve-3980-19