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1908 Delage Type F

1908 Delage Type F

1908 Delage Type F

Delage is a French company that was founded in 1905 by L.Delage and A.Legros. The marque began producing lightweight cars which advanced thanks to the companies’ racing program. Delage continued producing cars untill the thirties. Within that time frame they moved from making small race-abouts to larger, more luxurious limosines. In 1935 the Delage company was bought up by Delahaye which continued regular production until 1954.

This particular Type F was believed to have raced at the 1908 Dieppe Grand Prix with a De-Dion two-cylinder engine. Unfortunately the car does not retain its orginal engine.

In Detail

engine De-Dion Vertical Single Cylinder
position Front
valvetrain Driven Valves
displacement 1256 cc / 76.6 in³
bore 100 mm / 3.94 in
stroke 160 mm / 6.3 in
power 13.4 kw / 18 bhp @ 1600 rpm
specific output 14.33 bhp per litre
driven wheels RWD
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
wheelbase 2480 mm / 97.6 in
gear ratios :1
top speed ~128.7 kph / 80.0 mph