Delage built cars in Paris from 1905 until the early thirties, when the company was taken over by Delahaye.
In the Vintage period (1918 -1930) there was a variety of Delage models in the medium and luxury segments of the market, and the marque was a major force in motor racing, holding a number of land speed records and winning the Grand Prix World Championship in 1927.
The faster Delages became the chassis of choice for the top builders of car bodies, with many being bought by the rich and famous.
In Australia most of the surviving Delages are from the vintage era or just after, and were imported as bare chassis, with the buyers commissioning bodies from local coachbuilders to their own specifications. Thus it can be said that these cars are truly hand-made, and no two are the same.