Saturday, October 31, 2015

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This car was years ahead of its time, with an innovative electric gear-shifter mounted on the steering column just below the steering wheel, and yet this was 1937! It's the Pourtout Delage D8-120 S Aero Coupe, and it was made for the luxury car market of the day. Louis Delage had financial problems brought on by the depression, and compounded by marital difficulties, but during the 1920s and early 1930s the brand was heavily involved in both racing and the luxury car market, and its products had several features not uncommon today, including four valves per cylinder, twin overhead cams, and four wheel hydraulic brakes. And I wish I could afford this D8-120. It's beautiful.

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