Delage D8 15S Drop Head Coupe

The 1929 Salon showed the splendid D8, 4-litres with 105bhp, smooth, silent, elegant and luxurious. There is one feature in particular which places the D8 among the great cars of all time, and this is the overall high standard of engineering – there are no faults at all. Founded in 1905 by Louis Delage, the French company commenced production with a single-cylinder de Dion-engined runabout and within a few years was offering multi-cylinder designs. This specific car was acquired by the Museum through auction in Great Britain.

Built year: 1934
Engine type / cc: 8 in line / 2,660cc
Engine output: 80bhp / 4,257rpm
Top speed: 144 km/h
Number produced: 99

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