1948 Delage D6 3L Cabriolet Milord par Guilloré120.000-160.000 EUR - Estimate
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French title
Chassis n ° 880117
Engine n ° 880117
- Interesting history, reputed ex Lucien Rosengart!
- A very elegant design
- Beautiful older restoration

Reference Number 629674

as of 10/15/2020

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Car 1948 Delage D6 3L Cabriolet Milord par Guilloré
VIN 880117 
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Known History

It was the famous Charles Faroux who best summed up the Delage D6 3-Liters in a model presentation brochure: "A grand sports car with a touch of luxury ". It was this same philosophy that guided the design and development of this elegant 3-position convertible by Guilloré. This one is reputed to have been ordered new by the manufacturer Lucien Rosengart for his daughter, then registered 4369 RQ3 on June 9, 1948. It should be noted that Guilloré was the last French coachbuilder to offer, at the end of the 1940s, designs inspired from the heydays of pre-war style. For this reason, this convertible does not have the heavy lines typical of the post-war period, and offers a slender and fluid silhouette, with perfect proportions. A few were produced by the Courbevoie coachbuilder and the one exhibited during the 1947 Paris Motor Show is strikingly similar to chassis 880117. After being registered in Paris in 1952, the car was acquired in 1979, via an intermediary, by a collector from the Bordeaux area, who kept it for almost 40 years. This beautiful convertible has benefited from an older restoration, chassis upwards, and is in good overall condition. The bodywork is sound, the paint, like the upholstery, show a nice patina. The mechanicals and the Cotal gearbox work satisfactorily and the smooth six-cylinder gratifies the driver with its velvety sound. The chrome grille is, for its part, topped by a mascot designed by Max le Verrier, depicting a condor. We invite potential buyers to consult the expert's report drawn up in January 2020, which confirms the general good condition of the car. There is no doubt that this superb and efficient convertible has its place in the most selective concourse d'elegances, as much as on the beautiful roads of the countryside.