Lot 185A: Delage DR70 Limousine
Formerly part of an European collection, the car was set to be used as an everyday car. MSU 729 came to England from Luxembourg during the late 1980's and was sold to a titled owner in London before being acquired by a garage proprietor who carried out a vintage restoration.
He told his workshop to check over the coachwork and do whatever was necessary. According to the vendor, the next time he looked at the car, they had taken him at his word and stripped the bodywork down, resulting in the car being restored, from the ground upwards, including rebuilding the engine. We are informed this was carried out in the late 1980's.
When the present owners acquired the car, the coachwork was said to by Chapron, although the vendor informs us, nothing he has found can confirm this. The vendor believes the art deco front sidelights, the elaborate bumpers and regency stripe trim , which, we are informed is a close reproduction of the original, are all typical of Parisian coachbuilders of the period.
The car has recently been used for numerous historic rallies , and , the vendor confirms MSU 729 runs and cruises happily at around 60mph, making it a most usable carriage.
The only known modification is that the carburettor has been changed to an S.U. system for more efficient running. The car offers an affordable entry to drive one of the great , and arguably most iconic French marques I and ideal car for domestic or social use, to be used and enjoyed. Complete with UK V5 registration papers and 12 months MoT. Interested parties should note, the car will be supplied with bumpers fitted.
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Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£16000|
|Registration number||MSU 729|
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|Number of doors||4|