The book provides an account of the beginnings of the company headed by Louis Delage and his team of engineers, and touches upon its early racing history when driver Robert Benoist won the trophies that made the car famous around the world.
Subsequent chapters describe the styling and design of the stunning cars built at the height of the ‘French Style’, when the Delage chassis was dressed by the best of the best, including coachbuilders Letourneur & Marchand, Henri Chapron, Marcel Pourtout and Figoni & Falaschi.
Examples of each are described and photographed, with images taken at the time of their construction and present day photographs of beautifully restored cars. Reproductions of lovely period drawings and sketches are also incorporated and the book includes an appendix with 14 pages of technical information and tuning specifications.
Richard Adatto is one of the world’s experts on French aerodynamic cars produced before the onset of World War II. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and for over 20 years has been a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Meadow Brook Hall.
He is the technical advisor for the Classic Car Club of America on French-built cars and is the American correspondent for the French Delahaye and Talbot-Lago clubs. 134 pages.
Hardback in fine as new condition throughout. Beautiful!