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1933 Delage D8S Cabriolet

  • Coachwork by Pourtout
  • Chassis Number: 38237
In 1913, a Delage won the Indianapolis 500. In 1923 it held the land speed record. A few years later, in 1927, it swept the Grand Prix Championship for Makers, the forerunner to modern Formula 1.

In 1929, the D8 was introduced. It was designed by Maurice Gaultier and powered by a four-liter overhead-valve straight eight and was available in three chassis lengths. In 1933, the D8 S was given a new cylinder head which helped deliver improved performance, with an additional 15 horsepower.

This particular Delage D8 S wears Cabriolet coachwork by Pourtout and was their show car for the 1933 Paris Auto Show. It has a narrow grille with thermostatic shutters, period-correct Marchal headlights, a two-color paint scheme, a streamlined shape for the fenders, and well-proportioned lines.

The early history of this car is not known. Andre Surmain purchased the car from a dealer in Dax, France, in 1966. In 1978, Mr. Surmain sold it to Albert Prost, who won the Mougins Concours d'Elegance at the second international Delage meeting.

Though it wears an older restoration, the car still presents well in modern times. Its overhead valve inline 8-cylinder engine delivers 120 horsepower which is sent to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual gearbox.

By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2015

2021 RM Sothebys : The Guikas Collection

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€1,000,000-€1,400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $960,434 (€ 848,750.00)

2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,500,000-USD $1,800,000 
Lot was not sold

1933 Delage D8S Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Delage D8S

(Data based on Model Year 1933 sales)
1933 Delage D8 S Cabriolet by Pourtout
Chassis#: 38237
Sold for USD$960,434
  2021 RM Sothebys : The Guikas Collection
1933 Delage D8S image  
1933 Delage D8/15 S Cabriolet
Chassis#: 38622
Sold for USD$99,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Mitosinka Collection
 
1933 Delage D8S 'Conduite Interieur' COUPE
Chassis#: 38186
Sold for USD$649,000
  2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
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1933 Delage D8S Coupe
Chassis#: 38220
Sold for USD$522,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
1933 Delage D8S image  1933 Delage D8S image  
1933 Delage D8S Coupe
Chassis#: 38220
Sold for USD$522,500
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
1933 Delage D8S image  1933 Delage D8S image  
1933 Delage D8 Foursome Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: 36240
Sold for USD$135,706
  2011 Bonhams - RAF Museum, Hendon, Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1933 Delage D8S
Sold for USD$3,740,000
  2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
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1933 Delage D8 S Sport Coupe
Sold for USD$167,200
  2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Delage D8Ss That Failed To Sell At Auction

1933 Delage D8S's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1933 Delage D8 S Cabriolet382372015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $1,500,000$1,800,000

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1933 Delage D8S Vehicle Profiles

1933 Delage D8S vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Pourtout
Chassis #: 38237
1933 Delage D8S vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: deVillars
Chassis #: 38012
1933 Delage D8S vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Freestone & Webb
Chassis #: 38220