1925 Delage DIS
In 1922, Delage built a prototype sports car based on his successful 2.1-litre Type DE, but fitted with an overhead-valve conversion designed by Henri Toutee which more than doubled the power output to 75bhp. Known as the Type DIS, the new car became one of the best-known vintage sports cars, and over nine hundred examples (including the surbaissee Type DISS) were built between 1924 and 1927. This 1925 DIS carries coachwork by Kelsch.
1925 Frazer-Nash Super Sport
After leaving GN, Captain Archie Frazer-Nash began to build Frazer Nash cars at Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, in 1924, Although outwardly a conventional sports car, beneath its aluminium coachwork, the Frazer Nash car concealed the chain-and-dog transmission of its cyclecar forebear. Typical of the breed is this 1925 Anzani-engined Super Sports Three-Seater, which, at a price of £345, offered the performance of a car costing at least twice as much.
1925 Mathis P-Type
The first cars to be sold by the Strasbourg-based Mathis company were designed by Ettore Bugatti in 1904, but the marque became best known for its light cars, like the 1100cc Babylette of the immediate pre- World War I period. This 1925 P- Type has a 1. I-litre, side-valve engine and is fitted with camionette bodywork, equally useful for carrying passengers, livestock or vegetables.
1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom
After nineteen years, the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost finally went out of production in 1925; its successor, the New Phantom, had a 7668cc, sixcylinder engine, cast in two blocks of three, but with a common cylinder head. Most coachwork on the Phantom was formal, but a very few sporting models were turned out early on. A total of 2212 Phantoms was built before the Phantom II appeared in 1929.
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