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In its day, the Delage D8 was the only French car which could be mentioned in the same breath as the 32CV Hispano-Suiza. This in terms of elegance and engineering excellence. The Delage factory was at that moment the most modern of the French automotive industry. The factory in Courbevoie was equipped with the finest tools that money could buy.
At the “Salon de Paris” of 1929, Delage launched the Maurice Gaultier-designed D8. A magnificent 4.0 litre overhead-valve straight eight featuring an X-braced chassis and servo-assisted braking. The D8 was destined to attract the creative attentions of Europe’s finest coachbuilders.
One of 458 short-chassis models produced between 1929 and 1933. This impressive Delage D8C carries a three-position drophead coupé body by the French coachbuilder Figoni (the chassis number is in the Figoni production record).
During the ‘50s and ‘60s, the car was owned by an architectural historian. The subsequent owner had the car from 1972 until 1996. In the past 20 years, the car was well preserved in a museum in Ireland.
In general, the Delage is in good condition. The car is in its original state, as delivered in 1931. The only adjustment that has been made, is installing indicators. The accompanying documentation consists of the Irish registration documents, instruction manuals and various literature.
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