Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432
Lot 340
1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville
Registration no. DS 8924 Chassis no. 5432
Sold for £22,000 (US$ 35,311) inc. premium

Lot Details
Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432 Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii,1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville  Chassis no. 5432
Ex-Sullivan Collection, Hawaii
1911 Delahaye Type 48 12/14hp Open Drive Brougham de Ville
Registration no. DS 8924
Chassis no. 5432

Footnotes

  • Delahaye were heavy engineers, manufacturing brick-making machinery and, later, stationary engines before entering the field of motor car manufacture as true pioneers in 1894. Their early offerings were Benz-like and in the Paris-Marseilles-Paris Race of 1896 Delahaye took 4th and 6th places. Unlike Panhard-Levassor and Mors the company focused little on motor sport however flourished under the leadership of Charles Weiffenbach who joined the company as Chief Engineer in 1898. At the peak of 19th Century production some twenty cars per month were leaving the Paris factory. Edwardian offerings from Delahaye included twin and four cylinder cars of conventional design and, unlike so many of their contemporaries, they built their own engines.

    This twin-cylinder Delahaye is listed by the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain in their handbook as dating from 1911 and was clearly known to that organisation at one time, being formerly registered under the British number SL 10. Such twin-cylinder cars were popular for town use, providing a nimble chassis, upon which lighter weight formal carriages were common. This particular car may well have started life in this guise or may have been configured later on in its life as such. All the same, its stylish coachwork, which reflects horsedrawn carriage ancestry, provides a commodious and well appointed rear compartment (accommodating four) in which to travel while the chauffeur is less cosseted out front.

    This car was once in the collection of that great Irish enthusiast the late Denis Lucey before becoming part of The Sullivan Collection of cars in Hawaii. The major part of the Sullivan Collection returned to the UK in 1990 and was dispersed at auction that year. The Delahaye's new owner spent substantial amounts on mechanical restoration with Cadogan Square Garage in London (bills on file), however over the next 22 years the car saw limited use, its only noted exhibition being at the Louis Vuitton Classic Concours d'Elegance at London's Hurlingham Club in 1997. The car now has that delightful patina of a matured restoration and a note on file dated July 2013 records 'magneto removed and serviced, June, full road test 29th July 13... all well' . We have heard this car run and can confirm it starts easily and the engine sounds sweet. It is smartly presented and generously equipped with P&H acetylene lamps, delightful opera lamps to the Brougham coachwork and a Rotax Clarionette bulb horn, while the dashboard features a Smith & Son clock and an all important trio of oil drippers. It is offered with a Swansea V5C registration document.
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