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1936→1937 Delage D8-120

1936→1937 Delage D8-120

After Delahaye bought Delage in 1935, the concentrated on releasing the D8 120. As a result many of the components were shared between the two firms. A highlight of the car was its new 8-cylinder engine which could produce 115 bhp at 4,000 rpm. Since the boxed-steel was quite low and the engine required a long hood, many of the various bodies fitted to the D8 120 had an elegant profile.


1936 Delage D8-120 Gallery

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1936→1937 Delage D8-120In Detail

type Series Production Car
production years 1936 – 1937
built at France
engineers Maurice Gaultier
engine Inline-8
position Front Longitudinal
valvetrain OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Dual Choke Stromberg Carbuetor
displacement 4743 cc / 289.44 in³
bore 80 mm / 3.1 in
stroke 107 mm / 4.2 in
power 85.8 kw / 115 bhp @ 4000 rpm
specific output 24.25 bhp per litre
body / frame Body over Ladder Frame
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Drums
rear brakes Drums
f suspension Wishbones w/Transverse Leaf Springs
r suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
wheelbase 3350 mm / 131.9 in
front track 1500 mm / 59.1 in
rear track 1500 mm / 59.1 in
transmission Cotal 4-Speed Preselector
top speed ~149.64 kph / 93 mph



Auction Sales History


1938 Delage D8-120 Aerosport Coupe D838120 – did not sell for $2,300,000

1938/39 Delage D8-120 Aerosport Coupe. Chassis No. 51617, Engine No. 51617. Coachwork by LeTourneur et Marchand. Fully documented history. 1 of 12 built and 1 of 8 in existence. Ordered new by French aviation pioneer Felix Amiot. Siezed during WWII by the German government and sent to occupied Denmark in 1940. After Denmark’s liberation in 1945 the car was confiscated by the newly re-established Danish government, where it was assigned a new documented title number D838120 and sold to national resistance hero Jens Lillelund. Then passed on Danish industrialist Knud Vilhelm Count Shulin who sold the car to Hans Jorgen Beier in 1956. Beier owned the car until 2013 when it was imported to Florida. 4.7L inline-8 cylinder engine. Cotal four-speed electric pre-selector gearbox. Wheelbase: 133”

1936→1937 Delage D8-120
1937 Delage D8-120 Deltasport Chapron Three-Position Cabriolet 51629 – sold for $770,000 One of The Great French Luxury Automobiles of the Pre-war Era. First Owned by the Husband of Actress Hedy Lamarr. One of a Few Surviving D8-120 Deltasports by Chapron. Near 100 MPH Capability. A Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Participant.
Auction Source: Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary 2013 Pebble Beach Auction