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The company was founded in 1905 by Louis Delage, who borrowed Fr 35,000, giving up a salary of Fr 600 a month to do so.

Its first location was on the Rue Cormeilles in Levallois-Perret. The company at first had just two lathes and three employees,2 one of them Peugeot’s former chief designer. Delage initially produced parts for Helbé, with the De Dion-Bouton engine and chassis assembled by Helbé; Delage added only the body.

The first model was the Type A, a voiturette which appeared in 1906. It was powered by a one-cylinder De Dion-Bouton of 4.5 or 9 hp (3.4 or 6.7 kW; 4.6 or 9.1 PS). Like other early carmakers, Delage participated in motor racing, entering the Coupe de Voiturettes held at Rambouillet in November 1906 with a 9 hp (6.7 kW; 9.1 PS) racer. Seven days of regularity trials decided the entrants, and one of the two 9 hp (6.7 kW; 9.1 PS) Delage specials was wrecked in the rain on the fifth; nevertheless, Ménard, the other works driver, came second in the event, behind a Sizaire-Naudin.

In 1907 the factory moved to the Rue Baudin Levallois, where a 4,000 m2 (43,000 sq ft) workshop allowed it to grow. The two-cylinder Delages were no match for the competition this year at the Coupe des Voiturettes.

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My Formative years were spent between two wartime airfields, so each night was spent sleeping in shelters, and school was always tense as dogfights were being fought overhead,
We made our own amusement in those days, and presents were second hand wooden toys if any could be found.
My teenage life found me on Motorbikes and fast cars.
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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 1 year ago

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAabout 1 year ago

    A great view of some real class, Malcolm !!

  • Morning Phil really appreciate your kind comment, these were real cars.

    take care

    – mrcoradour

  • Tom Broderick IPA
    Tom Broderick IPAabout 1 year ago

    So true Malcolm a real car!

  • Thank you Tom

    – mrcoradour

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 1 year ago

    Don’t make them like this any more Malcolm, super shot my friend, best wishes, Mark.

  • Thank you very much mark

    – mrcoradour

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 1 year ago

    SUPERWOOOOOOOOOWWWWW !!! LOVE OLD CARS…THIS IS WONDERFUL!!!

  • AHHH thank you Anna, I can see you and me in that beauty, your hjair streaming in the wind,

    – mrcoradour

  • John44
    John44about 1 year ago

    Classic cars
    Always a fine subject fot our hobby Malcolm
    (have a good Sunday friend) DD John

  • Thank you very much John very hot here at the moment

    – mrcoradour

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 1 year ago

    Excellent work Malcolm!

  • Many thanks Dear Ana

    – mrcoradour

  • jayluk
    jaylukabout 1 year ago

    Havn’t seen a DELAGE in years good capture Malcolm did you buy it lol

  • yep I certainly did,!!!! it’s on the drive nowLOl I wish, many thanks

    – mrcoradour

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 1 year ago

    One breed of automobile you don’t often see these days… & beautifully caught. No high tech needed, or allowed. Well done, Malcolm.

  • Morning Shelia thank you very much indeed
    xx

    – mrcoradour

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 1 year ago

    A beauty, Malcolm!

  • Many many thanks Dot.

    – mrcoradour

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