1932 Delage DS 23i Pallas140.000-220.000 EUR - Estimate

Delage D8S Chapron

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Unregistered
FFVE certificate
Chassis n° 36019
Engine n° 22

- One of 99 examples of D8S chassis built
- Chapron coachwork
- Highly elegant styling

Reference Number 512954

as of 1/17/2018

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Salon Rétromobile Hall 1  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Porte de Versailles
75015 Porte de Versailles  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
Overview
Car 1932 Delage DS 23i Pallas
VIN 36019 
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Known History

"Delage, the beautiful French car": this slogan sums up one aspect of the marque's personality, and the D8 model presented at the 1929 Motor Show was a testament to this. Based on a chassis eagerly received by coachbuilders who would build some of the most beautiful creations of the day, the D8 was equipped with a 4-litre straight-eight overhead cam engine. In 1933, the range extended to include the D8 S, a sporting version that remains to this day the most iconic Delage touring car ever built. This chassis, one of 99 examples built, offered increased power, semi-desmodromic valve controls, an oil sump cooled by ventilation tubes and lowered suspension.

The example presented was built in 1932, and registered during 1938 in the Charente department (4760 DB3). This registration plate was still on the car when it was acquired by the father of the current owner, in 1996, from a certain Mr Blanchard from Royan, still in Charente. The car subsequently benefitted from a full restoration and today it displays a homogenous patina. The superb Chapron body with its sleek styling is in cream with black wings, and the restored cloth upholstery has been very well preserved. The instrumentation is complete. Although the engine has not seized, the car has not been driven for several years, and will require re-commissioning before taking to the road again. The outstanding quality of this Delage can be appreciated thus: it is one of the best Delage touring chassis, bodied by one of the most famous French coachbuilders.

 

 

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