Lot 39: 1937- 49 Delage D6-60 3 LSport Biplace ex-A.G.A.C.I. No reserve

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February 10, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
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Description: 1937- 49 Delage D6-60 3 LSport Biplace ex-A.G.A.C.I.
No reserve

Carte grise française
Châssis n° 50490
Moteur n° 61587

- Voiture école officielle de l''AGACI sur le Circuit de Montlhéry
- Voiture inchangée depuis les années 1950
- Utilisée pour l''apprentissage de pilotes connus
- Mécanique refaite à neuf
- Sans prix de réserve

La voiture présentée a une histoire bien connue des amateurs. Elle a commencé sa vie sous la forme d''un coach D6-60 et, au milieu des années 1940, elle appartenait aux automobiles Delahaye. Le 6 avril 1949, le constructeur adressait un courrier à l''Association Française des Coureurs en Automobiles, dans lequel il proposait de mettre à sa disposition la Delage jusqu''à fin octobre. Il faisait état d''un dépôt spécial au bénéfice des pilotes novices de l''AGACI (Association Générale Automobile des Coureurs Indépendants), la voiture étant définitivement achetée le 28 novembre de la même année pour l''école de pilotage basée à Montlhéry. Alors en mauvais état, elle recevait une nouvelle carrosserie biplace sport réalisée par René Dhoëdt, carrossier à Paris, ce qui lui permettait de démarrer une nouvelle carrière et de devenir la monture d''entraînement de toute une génération de pilotes.
Puis, après avoir fréquenté le mythique autodrome de Montlhéry, la D6 ex-AGACI prenait sa retraite au début des années 1960 dans les Bouches-du-Rhône, où elle était revendue en 1966. Intouchée pendant 37 ans, elle est ressortie de sa grange en 2003, toujours dans sa configuration de 1950 et cédée à un amateur qui en a préservé au maximum l''aspect d''origine. Une réfection mécanique complète a été réalisée par les excellents professionnels ''Tous les moteurs'' à Champigny sur Marne qui travaille également sur tout le patrimoine de l''Etat français. Le propriétaire actuel a fait remplacer le seul carburateur par une rampe à trois carburateurs Solex RAIP 40. La sellerie changée en cuir rouge a été refaite, les fonds de compteurs ont été restaurés et les marquages originaux de l''AGACI ont été refaits à l''identique sur la carrosserie.
La voiture sera livrée avec un dossier complet incorporant une gourmette original de l''AGACI ainsi qu''un écusson original qui était placé sur la calandre.
Avec une histoire qui a accompagnée l''évolution économique de la France, cette voiture en est un précieux témoin. Il s''agit d''une voiture très facile à utiliser, très performante puisque son poids est très faible et son moteur très vif. Elle est utilisable lors d''évènements historiques où elle ne risque pas de passer inaperçue.

Merci de noter que la voiture est vendue sans contrôle technique.

French title
Chassis n ° 50490
Engine no. 61587

- Official AGACI school car at the Montlhéry track
- Unchanged since the 1950s
- Used as a learner for racing drivers
- Mechanical overhaul
- No reserve

The car on offer is well-known amongst enthusiasts. It started its life as a D6-60 coupe and in the mid-1940s it belonged to the carmaker Delahaye. On April 6, 1949, the manufacturer sent a letter to the French Association of automobile racers) proposing to place at their disposal the Delage till the end of October. The letter mentioned a special deposit for novice pilots of the AGACI (association of independent racers). The car was acquired on November 28 of the same year, for the racing drivers school based in Montlhéry. In a bad shape, it received a new two-seater sports body made by René Dhoëdt, a coachbuilder in Paris, which gave the car a new ''career'', becoming the training vehicle for a whole generation of racers.
After some years at the legendary Montlhéry autodrome, the ex-AGACI D6 retired to South of France in the early 1960s and it was sold in 1966. Untouched for 37 years, it came out of its garage in 2003, still retaining its 1950 configuration, when an enthusiast bought it, preserving as much as was possible of the original aspects. A complete mechanical overhaul was carried out by the excellent professionals ''Tous les moteurs'' in Champigny sur Marne, who also work on all the French state''s heritage assets. The current owner has had the single carburetor replaced by a three Solex RAIP 40s. The red leather upholstery was redone, the meters restored and the original AGACI markings redone on the bodywork.
The car will be delivered with a complete file incorporating an original AGACI chain, as well as an original badge that was placed on the grille.
With a history that ran concurrently with the economic development of France, this car is an invaluable part of it. It is a very easy to use car, very efficient because its low weight and its powerful engine. It can be used in historical events and is bound to get noticed.




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