Friday, January 2, 2009

1937 Delage D8-120 S-French Streamline Elegance

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Louis Delage's lavish and flamboyant lifestyle matched the luxurious cars he produced, but it also resulted in the downfall of the company. Like many of Delage's contemporaries, the French company filed for bankruptcy midway through the 1930s. Fortunately Delahaye stepped up and bought the assets. Production could continue and there was enough money available to develop a new model for 1936. Although Mr. Delage had officially parted ways with 'his' company, he kept a close eye on the products for a long time after the take over and remained their spokesperson.
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