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Louis Delâge created the French luxury vehicle and racecar manufacturer Delage in Levallois-Perret, close to Paris, in 1905. Delahaye bought the firm in 1935, and it went out of business in 1953.


Louis Delâge started the business in 1905 and had to forgo his F 600 monthly pay in order to do so.
Laval D8-120
Its original location was at Levallois-Perret on the Rue Cormeilles. At initially, the firm only had two lathes and three workers, one of which was the former head designer of Peugeot. Delage first made components for Helbé, with Helbé assembling the De Dion-Bouton engine and chassis and Delage solely providing the body.

The Type A voiturette, the first model, debuted in 1906. It was driven by a 4.5 or 9 horsepower one-cylinder De Dion-Bouton (3.4 or 6.7 kW; 4.6 or 9.1 PS). Like other early automakers, Delage took part in racing, fielding a 9 horsepower (6.7 kW; 9.1 PS) racer in the Coupe de Voiturettes held at Rambouillet in November 1906. One of the two 9 metric horsepower (6.6 kW) Delage specials was totaled in the rain on the fifth day of the seven-day regularity trials, but Ménard, the other factory driver, finished second overall behind a Sizaire-Naudin.

Delage's official website

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