1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Special Coupe
Elegant design with swollen streamlined surfaces and an abundance of chrome finishes distinguishes the car from a number of similar ones.
In the United States, a very rare 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Special Coupe was put up for auction by RM Sotheby’s. This is an avant-garde sports car, which is planned to sell for about $ 1.5 million, which is a record for the cars of the French brand, according to the official site auction house.
The Peugeot 402 was the brand’s flagship in the 1930s. Then they produced about 75,000 of these cars, and at the same time, only six of them received exclusive Darl’mat Special Coupe bodies from the Portout studio. Only three of these coupes have survived to this day.
Quite an interesting appearance of the Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Special Coupe in the Art Deco style was developed by the famous designer Georges Paulin.
The coupe is also faster than the standard Peugeot 402. Its 2.0-liter four was supplemented with a mechanical compressor, which raised power to 73 hp. with., and the maximum speed was 125 km / h. It is known that in 1938 one such sports car won in its class in the 24-hour race at Le Mans.
Recall that the most expensive and beautiful car in the world, according to experts Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe 1955 went under the hammer for a record $143 million.