The Story
7:56 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Piecing Together The Delage Coupe

Photo: A 1937 Delage D8-120 Aérosport Coupe outside the October 1937 Paris Salon
A 1937 Delage D8-120 Aérosport Coupe outside the October 1937 Paris Salon
Credit Les Amis de Delage

Host Dick Gordon of The Story speaks with David Cooper, the part-sleuth, part-mechanic who restored a rare 1937 Delage Aerosport Coupe.

There were only 12 ever built in the 1930’s in France.They were made by hand, and the interior was handpicked by the few customers.

Cooper says that finding the oversize chrome fenders and original chassis meant researching the story of Millicent Rogers, the American heiress who owned the car and outlined her specifications with her lipstick.

Hear the full conversation on The Story's website. Also in this show: Alex McLean, the photographer-pilot who documented New York City’s hidden skyline gardens.

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