A new eight-cylinder engine was used as a replacement for the 6-liter unit found in Delage's top-of-the-line DR and GL models. The new powerplant was designed by Maurice Gaultier and intended to go head-to-head with the 8-cylidner unit found in the elegant Isotta-Fraschini models.
Delages powered by this new engine were called the D8 and their designs earned them the accolade of the 'Rolls-Royce of French Cars.' These cars focused on elegance and many of the bodies were designed in-house. For the discerning cliente, a rolling chassis option was available, allowing for custom creations from coachbuilders.
This formal Victoria Coupe was built by the French coachbuilder Henri Chapron and is quite unlike his aerodynamic coachworks found on later D8-120s.Also photographed at :