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Delage D8
with thanks to Delage World


The D8 marked the top end of the Delage cars, built with little regards for expense. Individual coachwork was applied to the D8 from famous names such as Chappron, Figoni et Falaschi and Letourner. Due to the short length of the chassis, only 2 seaters could be supplied.

This particular example, chassis 40168, has a unique body crafted by Henri Chapron. The original design was slightly altered after delivery by the owners request. This resulted in a reshaped grill , extra chrome, and restyled headlight guards with matching bumper. Slightly reminiscent of the Cord, it is probably the ultimate Delage.

Year 1935 Origin Not Available
Make Delage Base Price Not Available
Model D8-85 Chappron Cabriolet Production Not Available
Engine & Transmission Body / Chassis
Position Front Longitudinal Drive Wheels RWD
Configuration Inline-8 Curb Weight Not Available
Valvetrain OHV Length Not Available
Displacement 3570 cc / 217.9 cu in Width Not Available
Power 104.4 kw / 140 bhp @ 4000 rpm Height Not Available
Torque Not Available Wheelbase Not Available
Bore 79.25 mm / 3.12 in Front Track Not Available
Stroke 90.5 mm / 3.56 in Rear Track Not Available
Redline Not Available Steering Not Available
HP / Litre 39.22 bhp per litre Body / Frame Steel on Steel Chassis
HP / Curb Weight Not Available Front Brakes Drums w/Hydrualic Assist
Gear Type 4-Speed Manual Front Brake Size Not Available
7th Gear Ratio Not Available Front Suspension Wishbones w/Transverse Leaf-Springs
Final Drive Ratio Not Available Rear Suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs