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  Delage Bequet Special
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1923
Numbers built:1
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 23, 2015
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Chassis: 1
Following its long contemporary racing career, the unique Delage Bequet Special was sold to Jean Salis. He was at the time restoring a Spad airplane and needed the Hispano Suiza V8 engine. During the early 1960s, the car was acquired, without the V8, by Swiss enthusiast Hanz Matti. After buying the Delage, Matti also managed to persuade Salis to sell him the Hispano engine. In 1976 the car and the engine were acquired by British enthusiast Nigel Arnold Forster. He set about completely restoring the car, which proved to be a complicated endeavour. Time and corrosion had not been kind on the engine, which had a sizeable hole in the carter. In 1988, the restored car complete with a spare engine was sold to the current British owner. He has since campaigned the car at select historic events. For ease of use and maintenance, the engine has been slightly enlarged and the original Zenith carburettor replaced by a pair of SUs. The V8 now produces an even more impressive 220 bhp.

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Last known location British Historic Racer
Appearances

2015 Retromobile 2015 Retromobile 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Revival 2007 Goodwood Revival
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