Delage D8-120 Aerosport 1938 BOEING STEARMAN zw.psd
The Delage D8-120 Aerosport is one of the very few collectible classic cars that has been around for the past eight decades. It was originally built for France's Department of Economy. A young Paul Boucher was working in the department when he came up with the idea to create this luxurious vehicle. Boucher named it after his favorite sport, and the rest is automotive history.
The Delage D8-120 Aerosport set the standards by which all other sports cars would be built for years to come. The Delage D8-120 Aerosport was considered to be such a superior automobile during its time that it was actually the first vehicle to be able to compete in the French Sport Car Championship. This is an important fact for any auto enthusiast to remember, because without competition the quality of automobiles would suffer greatly.
The Delage D8-120 Aerosport was also noted for being able to go up and down mountain roads at speeds that are believed to be over fifty miles per hour. The automobile's transonic air suspension set is what made it capable of these amazingly fast speeds, and it featured what was at that time no other sport car had - a functioning wing. The wing allowed the driver to gain a sense of increased stability, as well as improved traction. In the end the Delage D8-120 Aerosport became Boucher's most prized possession, and he used it to pursue his passion for automotive design. The automobile is still roadworthy today and is being retained as a classic sports car by some very dedicated enthusiasts.