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1937 Delage D8 120 Three Position Drophead Coupé

This 1937 Delage D8 120 wears Three Position Drophead Coupé coachwork created by Henri Chapron. It is powered by a 4,743cc overhead valve inline eight-cylinder engine with a single dual choke Stromberg carburetor and is paired with a four-speed Cotal Pre-Selector manual transmission.

This Delage was delivered new to Belgium and imported into the UK in 1953. It was once owned by Eleazer Ambrose Evans of London, who later sold it to Edgar Hopkins of Twickenham, Middlesex, in 1959. At that time, the car was two-tone grey over black.

In 1962, the engine was completely overhauled by Crank-Bears of Mortlake. Although the engine was rebuilt, it was not reinstalled into the engine bay. The Delage remained partially dismantled, surviving many address changes until the family decided to sell it. By this point, Mr. Hopkins had passed away, and the Delage remained in pieces. Peter Jacobs was the president of the Delage Club UK and agreed to retrieve and reassemble the vehicle. With the car put back together, Mr. Hopkins' widow sold the car in 2006. The current caretaker purchased the car in 2014.

Between 2015 and 2017, the Delage was given a complete restoration. It now wears a Smokey Blue exterior with a cream leather interior.

By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2023

2023 Bonhams : Quail

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $700,000-USD $800,000 
Lot was not sold

2019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€650,000-€750,000 
Lot was not sold

1937 Delage D8 120 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Delage D8 120

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Delage D8-120 Letourneur et Marchand Coach JeL
Chassis#: 50789
Sold for USD$1,105,000
  2023 Broad Arrow : Monterey Jet Center
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1937 Delage D8-120 Chapron Cabriolet
Chassis#: 51624
Sold for USD$434,000
  2023 Broad Arrow : Monterey Jet Center
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1937 Delage D8-120 Deltasport Three-Position Cabriolet
Chassis#: 51629
Sold for USD$770,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
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1937 Delage D8 120 Drop Head Coupe
Sold for USD$605,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
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1937 Delage D8 120
Sold for USD$825,000
  2009 Automobiles of Arizona
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1937 Delage D8 120 Drophead Coupe
Sold for USD$715,000
  2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
 

Delage D8 120s That Failed To Sell At Auction

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 Coupé507902023 Bonhams : Quail $700,000$800,000
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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1937 Delage D8 120

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1937 Delage D8 120 Vehicle Profiles

1937 Delage D8 120 vehicle information
Three Position Drophead Coupé
Coachwork: Henri Chapron
Chassis #: 50790
1937 Delage D8 120 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: deVillars
Chassis #: 51626
1937 Delage D8 120 vehicle information
Aerosport Coupe
Designer: Letourneur et Marchand
1937 Delage D8 120 vehicle information
Aero Coupe
Coachwork: Pourtout
Designer: Georges Paulin
Chassis #: 51620
1937 Delage D8 120 vehicle information
Aerosport Coupe
Designer: Letourneur et Marchand
1937 Delage D8 120 vehicle information
Drop Head Coupe
Coachwork: Henri Chapron
Chassis #: 51624
Engine #: 51624
1937 Delage D8 120 vehicle information
Deltasport Cabriolet
Coachwork: Henri Chapron
Chassis #: 51629
Engine #: 5454
1937 Delage D8 120 vehicle information
Aerosport Coupe
Designer: Letourneur et Marchand
Chassis #: 50789
Engine #: 812041
Vin #: DEL5078937