1921 Delage Type DE
Car for sale by Redline Restorations in Black Rock, Connecticut 06605
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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
Classic Car ID101135168
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