1928 DELAGE DIS Sports Four Seat Special Tourer
Finished in French blue with pale tan leather trim and hood. This beautiful vintage running example with two famous owners has covered a mere 53000 miles in its 90-year lifetime.
The car was originally owned by the famous racing motorcyclist Stanley Woods – winner of the Isle of Man TT race 10 times and 29 Grand Prix wins, who then sold it to Lady Valerie Guinness via her father. He well understood the dangers of driving at speed and was concerned to sell the car to a young woman (despite her being a VSCC and VMCC member). In turn the car was given to her son Rupert Guinness. The car remained in the Guinness family ever since and has been in storage for a number of years, so recommissioning is required. A new battery has been fitted and it starts and runs very well.
In the 1900s Delage became hugely respected as motor car manufacturers, producing exotic racers and refined tourers. We believe around 38000 Delage motorcars were produced until 1953 when the factory closed. Very few still exist, making this a rare car indeed. It is right hand drive and is road tax and MOT exempt. Registration number YV2754, chassis 24714.
We are informed that this car was transformed from a fabric bodied saloon to a sporting four seater special around 1946, a common occurrence at this time. The Austin A70 engine was fitted in the 1950s, however the car retains its original manual gearbox. If an original engine is required, we feel sure that the Delage Register of the Vintage Sports Car Club would help.
Features: King of the Road period headlamps, wing mirror, soft top and hood cover, badge bar with Delage Owners badge, leather trim in good vintage condition, engineer turned dashboard and 20 inch wire wheels.
History folder includes: current and previous V5s, photocopy of the original buff logbook, Spring 1968 copy of VSCC Delage Register Journal (in which this car is listed), previous MoT certificates confirming the mileage of 53000 miles from new is correct, MOT related paperwork, DVLA correspondence, old tax discs, photographic images of the car, Owners Handbook, much correspondence from the Guinness family, other correspondence, write up on the car, lubrication chart, insurance documentation, invoices for upkeep and envelopes etc.
This is a very rare car indeed with the added provenance of 2 famous owners only from new. Delage DIS Tourers are being sold in excess of £100k making this a very reasonable example. It is in an eminently drivable but delightfully original and unmolested condition, worthy of a vintage car collection or vintage car rallying.
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Delage was a French luxury automobile and racing car company founded in 1905 by Louis Delage in Levallois-Perret near Paris. They produced some of the history's fastest race cars and the first V12 racing engine. Only Delage and Mercedes-Benz produced cars that dominated Grand Prix racing, won the Indianapolis .....
Delage was a French luxury automobile and racing car company founded in 1905 by Louis Delage in Levallois-Perret near Paris. They produced some of the history's fastest race cars and the first V12 racing engine. Only Delage and Mercedes-Benz produced cars that dominated in Grand Prix racing, won the .....
Delage DE 1923 car is parked running about 10 years ago formal owner started to make a nice new body on the chassis.
For more information please contact me: Frank Kennis Phone: 00.31.622.420.766 or mail me: [email protected]
Beautifull designed Delage DI Berline from 1926, with a body from off Paris This Delage is in a nice unrestored condition with a good wooden frame beautifull details etc. For more information please contact me Frank Kennis Phone: 00.31.622.420.766 or mail me: [email protected]
Delage DI parts (4 cylinder model).
Year around 1925.
1 Chassis, 3 rear axle, 2 front axle, some engine parts, 2 head cylinder, crankshaft, clutch, hood, firewall, etc.
Many years in storage.
More photos available.
I will organize shipping to any country at cost.
Right hand drive.
Delage Sport year 1929, engine 6 cylinder.
Sold new in Spain.
Original spanish plate.
Start and drive.
Photos and video available.
58.000 euro (51,400GBP).
I can organize shipping to any country in EU at cost.
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The company Delage was founded in 1905 by Louis Delage and in the following decades it was one of the big names among the French automobile manufacturers. The particular emphasis was placed on exclusive and sportive automobiles, which in particular were enjoying huge popularity amongst demanding customers. .....
Registration: Belgian registered
Chassis number: 51386
Engine number: 51368
Body number: ---
This fabulous looking Art-Deco or to be precise “Streamline Moderne” bodywork was designed by the great Henry Chapron and supplied by the pre-war UK Delage dealer University Motors.
The car runs .....