Ther're 4 DELAGE car manuals PDF.
Delage is a famous pre-war brand whose name is often associated with what is now called La Belle Voiture Francaise - "beautiful French car".
Its founder Louis Delage started his business in the 1900s. with the release of small cars with De Dion and Ballot engines, which successfully performed in races.
Having made a name for himself, in 1910 Delage moved production from Levallois-Perret to Coubervois and began to build technically advanced models of the highest class, without abandoning the sporting activity.
The culmination of Delage's racing program came in 1927, when its race cars brought the factory team World Champion titles.
In 1929, the technical experience gained in the competition came in handy to create one of the best luxury cars in France - the 8-cylinder Delage D8.
In the early 30s. the lucky star of Delage began to decline, and the global economic crisis played a primary role in this matter.
1935 Delage sold the company to its main competitor, Delahaye.
The new management showed respect for his heritage and released a number of new models with inline 6 and 8 cylinder engines based on the Delahaye chassis.
In 1935-1940. Delage cars were the most expensive in the French market.
The bodies for them were built by the most prestigious studios from Paris and its environs: Letourneur & Marchand, Chapron, Pourtout, Franay, Figoni & Falaschi, etc.
After the war, Delage resumed its activities, but its 6-cylinder model became a copy of the Delahaye.
In 1953-1954. both stamps disappeared with a difference of one year.
During independence (1905-1935), Delage manufactured about 40,000 cars, as part of Delahaye (1935-1940) - another 2000, and in 1946-1953. - only 330 units.