Delage 1936

   
DI-12 2.15 l.
D6-60 2.3 l.
D6-70S 2.5 l.
D6-80 3.2 l.
D8-100 4.3 l.
D8-120 4.3 l.

France

 
Most of the new Delage range employs a very successful series of engines derived from a six-cylinder ohv unit developed by Delahaye. The new 8-cylinder engine used in the D8 models has nothing in common with the 3.6 litre mounted in the Delage D8-85 previous year. This is now a 4.3-liter Delahaye unit with 80 mm bore and 107 mm stroke.
In the autumn Delage introduced a whole new range of the 6-cylinder models. Some of the smaller cars use Citroën body shells.

1936 Paris Motor Show poster.
Delage body styles for 1936 for DI and D6 models. Conduite intérieure (saloon) are available in finish Luxe by Autobineau and Grand Luxe by Letourneur & Marchand.
 

DI-12

12CV wb: 4 cyl.
2150 cm³
45 ch
 
coach 2950 mm   — discontinued
berline 2950 mm    
familiale 3150 mm    
cabriolet Labourdette 2950 mm   — discontinued
berline caisse Citroën 2950 mm   — new model '37
roadster caisse Citroën 2950 mm   — new model '37
coupé caisse Citroën 2950 mm   — new model '37

 


DI-12 familiale Autobineau.

DI-12 berline Citroën model '37.
 

D6-60, 70S and 80

1936 range   6 cyl.
2335 cm³
60 ch
6 cyl.
2528 cm³
70 ch
6 cyl.
3227 cm³
90 ch
  wb: D6-60 D6-70S D6-80
coach Luxe   315 cm 315 cm 335 cm
coach Grand Luxe   315 cm 315 cm 335 cm
berline Luxe   315 cm 315 cm 335 cm
berline Grand Luxe   315 cm 315 cm 335 cm
familiale Luxe   338 cm - -
familiale Grand Luxe   338 cm - -
cabriolet Chapron   315 cm 315 cm -
coach panoramique L&M   - 315 cm -
conduite intérieure   - - 335 cm

1937 range   6 cyl.
2528 cm³
67 ch
6 cyl.
2729 cm³
78 ch
6 cyl.
3557 cm³
90 ch
  wb: D6-60
14 CV
D6-70
16 CV
D6-80
20 CV
berline Luxe   315 cm 315 cm -
berline Grand Luxe   315 cm 315 cm 335 cm
cabriolet   315 cm - 335 cm
roadster caisse Citroën   315 cm 315 cm -
coupé caisse Citroën   315 cm - -
coach panoramique L&M   - 315 cm -
cabriolet Chapron   - 315 cm -
familiale Luxe   - 330 cm -
familiale Grand Luxe   - 330 cm -
conduite intérieure   - - 335 cm

 


D6-80 October advert.

D6-70S berline

D6-70S coach

D6-60 cabriolet Chapron.

D6 cabriolet by Figoni & Falaschi.

D6 cabriolet by Figoni & Falaschi.

D6-70S coach panoramique Letourner & Marchand.

D6-70 coach panoramique Letourner & Marchand model '37 at Paris Motor Show.

D6-70 coach by Labourdette model '37 shown at Paris Motor Show.
 

D8-100 and 120

  wb: 8 cyl.
4302 cm³
105 ch
 
coach 363 cm D8-100 — discontinued
berline 363 cm D8-100  
conduite intérieure 363 cm D8-100  
coach panoramique L&M 335 cm D8-120  
cabriolet 363 cm D8-100 — new model '37
coupé de ville 363 cm D8-100 — new model '37
cabriolet 335 cm D8-120 — new model '37

 


D8-100 coupé de ville by De Villars become a sensation at L'Auto's elegance contest in June 1936. It soon became the property of the Princess Andrée Aga Khan.

D-8 120 Aerosport model '37 by Letouner & Marchand at Paris Motor Show.
 

Prototypes

         
   

This special D6-70 Grand Sport aerodynamic coupe by Figoni & Falaschi on a short chassis supplied by Delahaye appeared in the spring. It was prepared by Louis Delage himself for the 1936 Le Mans 24 Hours. Unfortunately, since the Le Mans event was canceled because of the strikes it only entered elegance contests in the summer season where it clinched many awards and made an excellent publicity to the revived brand Delage. Based on a 270 cm wheelbase chassis, this 1,150 kg prototype is fitted with a 6-cylinder, 3-litre, bronze-cylinder engine based on the 83.7 mm D6-70 S unit. It is pushed to the limit with displacement of 2 984 cm³, fitted with three Solex carburettors. The power is close to 120 bhp at 4,500 rpm and the maximum speed exceeds 185 km / h.
 

           
           

 

Victories:
       
         
Entries and results:
  24h Le Mans cancelled Entrant: Results:
  D6-3L     -
  D6-70     -
  D6-3L