A 1927 Grand Prix-dominating Delage 15-S-8 | Car Catcher

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In 1927, Delage dominated the year’s Grand Prix season, securing victories at the French, Spanish, British and European Grand Prixs, as well as the Grand Prix de l’Ouverture–all achieved using a Delage 15-S-8.

This particular example, noted as chassis number 4, was responsible for securing a third-place finish at Montlhéry in France and Brooklands in England. The Delage would also go on to see success as a privateer entry in a number of races until the onset of the Second World War.

Powering the 15-S-8 is a 1.5-liter, supercharged, straight-eight engine reported to be capable of around 170 horsepower at an unheard-of-for-the-time 8000 rpm. As well, the seller explains the car is currently restored to 1936 specification, carried out in the ‘90s by Christchurch, New Zealand-based Auto Restorations.

Accompanied by an extensive history file that goes as far back as 1936 and “a large package of spares and associated items,” this 1927 Delage 15-S-8 is available through RM Sotheby’s upcoming Monterey auction with an expected selling price of $2,500,000-$3,500,000.

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