A 1933 Delage D8S Roadster with one-off custom two-place coachwork by de Villars took Best of Show honors this weekend at the 60th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The owner of the car is Jim Patterson of Louisville, Kentucky, who told The Wall Street Journal, “It’s like winning the Kentucky Derby.”
The car was featured in the 1933 Salon de Paris at the Grand Palais. The Delage’s original owner was the son of the prime minister of Spain. Later, it saw service as a hotel shuttle for the Gran Hotel Velasquez in Madrid.
Patterson purchased the Delage three years ago for $3.74 million at the annual RM Auctions event at Monterey. The restoration was also performed by RM and the Delage was painstakingly restored, with every detail from the smallest trim piece to the exact original color extensively researched and replicated.
The car has a 145-horsepower, 4.0-liter overhead-valve straight eight-cylinder engine.
Congratulations to the winner!