conceptcarz.com


1933 Delage D8S Conduite Interieur Coupe / 38186 Vehicle Information

1933 Delage D8S photograph

1933 Delage D8S photograph

1933 Delage D8S photograph

1933 Delage D8S photograph

1933 Delage D8S photograph

1933 Delage D8S1933 Delage D8S1933 Delage D8S1933 Delage D8S1933 Delage D8S
Sold for $649,000 at 2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge.
Louis Delage founded the Delage Company in 1905 and commenced production with a single-cylinder DeDion-engined runabout. Within a few years, they were offering multi-cylinder designs. Right from the start, Delage was involved in racing. A single-cylinder model won the Coupe Des Voiturettes as early as 1908, and Louis himself took the 1911 Coupe de l'Auto in a 3 liter four-cylinder. Victories at the Grand Prix du Mans and the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race were achieved prior to World War I. They were a major force in Grand Prix competition in the 1920s, setting a new World Land Speed Record in 1924 with a 10.7 liter V-12.

The company was prosperous during the 1920s and their Delage factory in Courbevoie was the most modern in the French industry, equipped with the finest tools that money could buy.

In 1929, Delage introduced the D8 which had a design by Maurice Gaultier. It came equipped with a 4.1-liter overhead-valve straight-eight engine and an X-braced structure with servo-assisted braking. The standard D8 engine offered 102 horsepower using a single carburetor, but the D8 S came with a 110 horsepower unit. In England, a special 'Super-Sports 100' dealer-fitted option was available, consisting of four SU carburetors, and giving these automobiles capable of achieving 100 mph.

Europe's finest coachbuilders were given the opportunity to cloth the 130-inch wheelbase D8 chassis. Among those carrossier was Letourneur et Marchand. In 1932, Delage commissioned Letourneur et Marchand to develop a small series of bodies that could be offered to clients as catalogue customs, thereby ensuring quick delivery.

Letourneur designed and built a torpedo roadster and two versions of a coupe-like design which they dubbed a conduite intérieure (an owner-driver design). One design was a more classical conduite intérieure design with full running boards, a semi-integrated trunk, and a rear-mounted spare in the continental style. The other design had enveloping fenders in the front and back, and a sloping rear deck and a step plate. Both of these French design bodies had little superfluous ornamentation.

This particular example, D8 S chassis 38186, was bodied to the bustleback style and has a low rounded coupe greenhouse along with a very long hood, a narrow vertical windshield, and sweeping fender lines. There is a glass-covered rear license plate which was very unusual and unique to the era.

Only four of these cars were completed, all with detailed differences. Just two survive. The bodies were either built by the Letourneur et Marchand subsidiary Autobineau or at the Delage factory.

This example was finished in 1933. In October 1934, a light-colored D8 S conduite intérieure was displayed on the Delage stand at the Paris Salon; this chassis (38186) may have been the Salon car. In 1936, a D8 S conduite intérieure featured in the French film Prends la route, which is also likely to be chassis 38186.

The car was founded in the mid-1950s in southern France by a Mr. Retornaz who registered the car in Marseille. Retornaz used 38186 for some years, but then put it into storage in his garage. It remained there until 1999 when it was discovered by Charles Howard. When it was discovered, it wore a Chromos style bumper, which coincidentally the car in the French movie can also be seen to wear. A short time later, he sold the car to another classic car dealer in Madrid, who decided to keep it and completed a restoration in a green and yellow color scheme. The current caretaker acquired it around 2012, and had it re-restored to its present black livery.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2017



2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $700,000-USD $800,000 
Sale Price :
USD $649,000

1933 Delage D8S Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(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
1933 Delage D8S image  1933 Delage D8S image  
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
1933 Delage D8S image  1933 Delage D8S image  
1933 Delage D8 S Sport Coupe
Sold for USD$167,200
  2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

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

Comparables

Similar sales to the $849,543 range.
2009 RUF CTR3
Chassis#:W09BM03879PR06002
Sold for $850,000
2020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, Fall
1933 Delage D8S vehicle thumbnail image  1933 Delage D8S vehicle thumbnail image  
1992 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight
Chassis#:WP0ZZZ96ZPS479039
Sold for $841,792
2020 RM Sothebys : London Online
1964 Aston Martin DB5 'Vantage Specification'
Chassis#:DB5/1900/R
Sold for $852,000
2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
2017 Ford GT
Chassis#:2FAGP9CW4HH200097
Sold for $858,000
2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey
1960 Porsche MOMO 356 RSR Outlaw by Emory
Chassis#:109153
Sold for $858,000
2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey
1966 Shelby GT350 Paxton Fastback
Chassis#:6S2265
Sold for $852,500
2020 Mecum : Indy
2019 McLaren Senna
Chassis#:SBM15ACA6KW800146
Sold for $847,000
2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online
1931 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type 'Low Chassis' Sports Tourer
Chassis#:S102
Sold for $852,000
2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
1933 Delage D8S vehicle thumbnail image  1933 Delage D8S vehicle thumbnail image  
1967 Ford Mustang 'Eleanor'®
Sold for $852,500
2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
1991 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer
Chassis#:WP0AB296XMS411191
Sold for $857,500
2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1969 Ferrari 365 GTC
Chassis#:12187
Sold for $852,000
2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1933 Delage D8S vehicle thumbnail image  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#:198.042.7500184
Sold for $852,500
2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
1948 Cadillac Series 62 Cabriolet by Saoutchik
Sold for $857,500
2017 RM Sotheby's : Icons
1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona par Scaglietti
Chassis#:13433
Sold for $851,278
2017 Artcurial : Retromobile
1948 Maserati A6/1500 Coupe
Chassis#:060
Sold for $852,500
2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1933 Delage D8S vehicle thumbnail image  1933 Delage D8S vehicle thumbnail image  
1960 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale
Chassis#:AM101 971
Sold for $850,000
2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1933 Delage D8S vehicle thumbnail image  1933 Delage D8S vehicle thumbnail image  
1928 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer in the style of Vanden Plas
Chassis#:PM3252
Sold for $852,500
2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1933 Delage D8S vehicle thumbnail image  1933 Delage D8S vehicle thumbnail image  
1931 Bugatti Type 49 Roadster by Gangloff
Chassis#:49431
Sold for $852,500
2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
1934 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type Low-chassis Tourer
Chassis#:S165
Sold for $847,242
2015 Bonhams : Bond Street Motor Car Sale
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
Chassis#:16951
Sold for $847,000
2015 RM Sotheby's NY Auction : Driven By Distruption

Delage D8S Vehicle Profiles
Cabriolet
Delage D8S Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni
Model Year: 1930
Profile
Cabriolet
Delage D8S Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 34738
Model Year: 1930
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Delage D8S Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Fernandez & Darrin
Model Year: 1931
Profile

Cabriolet
Delage D8S Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Martin & King
Model Year: 1931
Profile
Victoria Coupe
Delage D8S Victoria Coupe

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 33321
Model Year: 1931
Profile
Tourer
Delage D8S Tourer

Model Year: 1932

Cabriolet
Delage D8S Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni
Model Year: 1932
Coupe Sedan
Delage D8S Coupe Sedan

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Model Year: 1932
Profile
Coupe
Delage D8S Coupe

Coachbuilder: Lancefield
Model Year: 1932

Roadster
Delage D8S Roadster

Coachbuilder: deVillars
Chassis Num: 38012
Model Year: 1933
Profile and Auction History
Conduite Interieur Coupe
Delage D8S Conduite Interieur Coupe

Chassis Num: 38186
Model Year: 1933
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Delage D8S Coupe

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: 38220
Model Year: 1933
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Delage D8S Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Pourtout
Chassis Num: 38237
Model Year: 1933
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Delage D8S Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Fernandez & Darrin
Chassis Num: 38229
Engine Num: 131
Model Year: 1934
Profile and Auction History


Vehicle information, history, And specifications from concept to production.
Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2021 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.