1921 Delage Type DE for sale 101135168
1921 Delage Type DE
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1921 Delage Type DE

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Classic Car Overview

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. The most current owner started to disassemble the motor for a full rebuild as preemptive maintenance. He unfortunately was not able to complete the project, and it is now up for sale for any pre-war enthusiast. All of the parts are accounted for, and the body is in wonderful original show form as it was when it premiered at The Paris Auto Salon.


  • 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 tires


  • 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

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