1937 Delage D8 120 Roadster Vehicle Profile

1937 Delage D8 120 photograph

1937 Delage D8 120 photograph

1937 Delage D8 120 photograph

1937 Delage D8 120 photograph

1937 Delage D8 120 photograph

1937 Delage D8 120 photograph

1937 Delage D8 120 photograph

1937 Delage D8 120 photograph

1937 Delage D8 120 photograph

1937 Delage D8 120 photograph

1937 Delage D8 120 photograph

1937 Delage D8 120 photograph

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Roadster
Coachwork: deVillars
This D8-120 was built by the coachbuilding firm of de Villars. It is a flamboyant design which reflects both the industrialization of Europe as well as the Art Deco era.

The de Villars Company was created by Jay Gould, a noted railroad billionaire. Roland de Gaffenreid de Villars was Gould's son-in-law and Gould created the firm to prevent any dalliances by de Villars. The company became well known for the extraordinary quality of their design as well as the execution of the final product.

The D8-120 was introduced in Paris in October, 1938. Contemporary reports state that it was greeted with 'frantic acclaim' and became 'the queen of international Concours d'Elegance.'

This car is powered by a 4.5-liter straight-eight engine and it is shifted by a Cotal electromagnetic transmission which, after first gear, can be shifted without depressing the clutch. The transmission and suspension design were both influenced by Delage's parent company, Delahaye which had purchased the company when it experienced some financial difficulties. Although Louis Delage was kept on under the new ownership, he was soon dismissed with a small pension. He would then spend his last years travelling by bicycle, as he could not afford a car.

Also of note is that the D8 engine was used by the French in their Hotchkiss H39 fast-reconnaissance light tank.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2013 1
2010 1
2009 1
2006 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2013$770,000$770,0001
2010$605,000$605,0001
2009$825,000$825,0001
2006$715,000$715,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Delage D8-120 Deltasport Three-Position Cabriolet
Chassis#: 51629
Sold for $770,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
1937 Delage D8 120 image  1937 Delage D8 120 image  
1937 Delage D8 120 Drop Head Coupe
Sold for $605,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
1937 Delage D8 120 image  
1937 Delage D8 120
Sold for $825,000
  2009 Automobiles of Arizona
1937 Delage D8 120 image  1937 Delage D8 120 image  
1937 Delage D8 120 Drophead Coupe
Sold for $715,000
  2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1937 Delage D8 120's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 Delage D8 120 Three Position Drophead Coupé507902019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $650,000$750,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Delage D8-1201936 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis information for the Delage D8 1201937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: deVillars
Chassis information for the Delage D8 1201937 Aerosport Coupe
Chassis Num: 50789
Engine Num: 812041
Chassis information for the Delage D8 1201937 Aero Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pourtout
Chassis Num: 51620
Chassis information for the Delage D8 1201937 Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 51624
Chassis information for the Delage D8 1201937 Deltasport Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 51629
Engine Num: 5454
Chassis information for the Delage D8-1201938 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis information for the Delage D8-1201938 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Letourner et Marchand
Chassis information for the Delage D8-1201938 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis information for the Delage D8-1201939 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis information for the Delage D8-120 S1939 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis information for the Delage D8-1201939 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 51618
Chassis information for the Delage D8-1201939 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 51760
Chassis information for the Delage D8-1201939 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 51980

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