Classic Car Catalogue

Delage 1939



The most importand novelties in Delage program for 1939 are the new 4-cylinder DI-50 now closely related to the Delahaye 134 and larger engines for the 6- and 8-cylinder models.
This year the brand produced aproximately 400 cars.


14 CV wb: 4 cyl.
2370 cm³
59 ch
berline 295 cm  
coach 295 cm  


DI-50 coach Autobineau.


16 CV wb: 6 cyl.
2789 cm³
75 ch
6 cyl.*
2984 cm³
75 ch
berline 315 cm    
coach panoramique 315 cm    
cabriolet 315 cm    
limousine 330 cm    
* This optional engine was added in spring '39.


D6-75 berline Autobineau.

D6-75 coach panoramique Letourner & Marchand.

D8-100 and 120

1939 models 24 CV
8 cyl.
4750 cm³
100 ch
8 cyl.
4750 cm³
120 ch
  363 cm D8-100 -
  335 cm - D8-120


D8-120 Letourneur & Marchand
Paris Motor Show in October 1938.

D8 cabriolet.

D8-120 cabriolet Mouette Chapron

Coupé panoramique Mouette by Chapron.

D-8-100 limousine.

Limousine Van Vooren.

Van Vooren.

De Vilars.

D6-3L 6 cyl. 2984 cm³ 137 hp    

  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
21.05.1939GP Antwerp         Monneret D6-3L 3rd
17-18.06.193924h Le Mans       21 Gérard / Monneret D6-3L 2nd (1st 2001-3000)
GP Comminges 06.08.1939             4th
Walter Watney, appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of SAFAD decided to establish his own racing team at the end of 1938. For this, they built two cars bodied by Olivier Lecanu-Deschamps and powered by the six-cylinder 3-litre Delage engines. These two cars competed in the 1939 24h Le Mans and one of them - # 21 driven by Louis Gerard and Georges Monneret - led the Bugatti 57 G tank for much of the race. Finally, he finished second in the general classification and won the category 2 to 3 litre.

Delage at Le Mans.

Le Mans.

2nd overall, 1st in 2001-3000 cc class and 3rd in performance index (1.26700) at Le Mans: Louis Gérard / Georges Monneret in the Delage D6-3L.