The D8 model from the French automobile firm Delage was a large car with a 4 litre, straight 8 engine. With a maximum output of 102 hp, this Maurice Gaultier designed car could travel at a top speed of 120 km/hr.
Yashwantrao Holkar II, Maharaja of Indore always had a passion for best of cars. His stables included several Rolls Royce’s and Bentley’s. It was during one of his trip to London in the year 1930, that he noticed a car that stood out. He immediately placed an order. That car was a Delage D8S by Figoni.
Giuseppe Figoni the founder of the Figoni et Faluschi was personally involved in designing this car. He was always influenced by the aerodynamics of an aircraft and so used many of its ideas in his creations. He was also one of the first persons to use nitrocellulose lacquers to paint his cars in shining metallic colours and his wooden dashboards always left a lasting impression.
It is rumoured that this car was part of the shipment that also carried Rs. 2300 crore (in today’s value) of furniture that sailed from England.
This car is one of the few vintage cars that remained in India and is today owned by a Bengaluru based surgeon.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Exclusive Edition models|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|- Only 75 pieces hand created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||8 x 4 x 3|
|Color||Orange / Black|
|Theme||VIP and Royalty|