1921 Delage Type DE

Chassis Number: 8899

Engine Number: 26814892
Mileage: N/A

Transmission: Manual

Drivetrain: RWD

 

Price: P.O.A

About

The Delage type DE was produced between 1921 and 1923. The car featured a 4-cylinder side-valve 2.1 litre engine developing 32bhp at 2,650 rpm. The transmission was mated to a four-speed gearbox and incorporated an innovative multiplate clutch mechanism. The chassis boasted 4-wheel brakes with Perrot shaft linkage. In total 3,600 examples were manufactured. The Delage Club records state that a mere 63 examples are still known in existence.   

This specific DE was first registered in December 1920 and is believed to be one of the cars exhibited at the 1921 Paris Salon. The charming wooden coachwork was crafted by Miller of Paris and remains in lovely order. In 1947 the car was sold as a one-owner car from new with 12,000 miles and was unused since 1927.

Purchased by Peter Hampton of Sussex, the car was used as a daily driver and covered roughly 24,800 city miles before it was sold to a local dealer. The Delage type DE then found its way to Pennsylvania, U.S.A, where it formed part of the William Klein collection.  It was then sold in 1976 with the break-up of the collection and made its way to Florida. Returning to the UK in 1980, this superb car has had a further five owners. Presented in original order throughout and running and driving condition, this very exclusive motor car offers an excellent opportunity for any enthusiast interested in pre-war motoring.

Specifications:

  • 11 - Horsepower

  • 4 cylinders side valve - 2116/2120 cc

  • 4 gears + reverse

  • Brakes: 4-wheel cable operated

  • Delaney heater - aftermarket

  • Top speed 55/60 mph

  • Interior: Original Bedford Cord, carpets, and silk blinds

  • Wheels: Converted from beaded edge rims to well base

    • Re-sized in 1940’s due to non-production size tire

    • Now fit - 5.50 X 19 Henley tyres



 

Trim:

  • Glass French Carriage lamps

  • Two side-mounted spare wheels

  • Mahogany tool boxes on each running board

  • Nickel plated parts

  • Original 3-piece opening windscreen replaced w/ single pane of Triplex - pre 1954

 

Recent Service Records:

  • Radiator rebuild - 2014

  • Throw out bearing replaced - 2014

  • Clutch serviced - 2014

  • Cam & Tappets refinished - 2014

  • Rebuild brake light switch - 2014


 

Delage History:

Delage was a French luxury automobile and racecar company founded in 1905 by Louis Delage. It’s first location was on the Rue Cormeilles in Levallois-Perret. The company at first had just two lathes and three employees, one of them Peugeot’s former chief designer.

 

In 1910 the factory moved to a new facility at 138 Boulevard de Verdun, Courbevoie. The following year workers were producing over 1000 cars annually, and offered four- and six-cylinder sidevalve engines.

 

During the First World War production of passenger cars was halted, while Delage produced munitions in full support of the war effort. When the war concluded, Delage moved away from small cars and made its reputation with larger cars. The 1920s were really the first “Golden Age” of Delage. Delage was acquired by Delahaye in 1935 and ceased operation in 1953.

 

The most recent owner began full restoration of the Delage Type DE in 2014. All work was performed by Automotive Restorations by York, and is well documented.

Please contact us for full documentation.

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