French DELAHAYE rare mascot/ Hood-bonnet ornament/ Car emblem-Designer P. GUERRE
Collector piece: 11 blades polished aluminum DELAHAYE emblem, or mascot. (Mascot = Maskottchen in German =mascotte in French). Item listed “Good’till cancelled”. All questions and requests for more photos are welcome. See other items on. Collector mascot, NOT TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD. We are the only ones to have been able to manufacture it. It took a very long time to draw a completely accurate blueprint, using genuine mascots, close photos, archive documentation. This mascot is entirely built as originally made by designer P. Its official name is tête de Gaulois and illustrates the DELAHAYE motto les qualités de la race. Each part is solid first grade aluminum (no unsightly oxidation visible nor possible), then painstakingly hand-cut, hand-shaped, hand-drilled, and hand-polished. The whole mascot is then carefully hand-assembled. The hardest step is riveting everything tight without damaging the rivet heads. No machine can do it. We found the way. Due to the multiple technical challenges, we could only make a few pieces during the last 3 decades: about 12 (twelve). 4 are still available (rediscovered in my stock). Thousands of DELAHAYE lovers would love it, but we figured we could only be able to make a small number of them be the elected happy owners of this mascot. Once exhausted there will be. The price is equal to the production costs. This precise totally accurate REPRODUCTION is fitting any DELAHAYE automobile. It is delivered with a removable solid aluminum double base, enabling it to grace the desk or personal interior of any admirer of DELAHAYE, the world famous French luxury brand. Be aware that most original DELAYE mascots have totally disappeared throughout the decades, to the point that even the mascots presented on the hood of the really important cars, are almost always either in poor condition or repaired or are approximate reproductions, sometimes made a long time ago, some remotely faithful to the original P. This one is the exact reproduction of the 1920’s items, with all the exact dimensions, genuine wing angles, certified shapes etc.. We truly DEFY anyone to do it properly. Dimensions (some manufacturing secrets are not explicit). The mascot height, from base of gauloiss neck to tip of helmet wings, is 20 cm (= 7.874 inches), without the 2 bases (circular and square). Thickness of the 2 bases: 4 cm (1.574 inch). Overall height: 24 cm (=9.448 inches). Thickness of the 10 exterior aluminum plates (including the wings). 2.5 mm each (total 2.5 cm = 0.984 inch). Thickness of the single central aluminum plate: 5. Mm (= 1.968 inch). Overall thickness (without the rivet heads): 3 cm (1.181 inch). Weight: about 700 grams = about. 1.5 Lbs of solid aluminum. This piece features all correct and extraordinary intricate details, see photos. Best possible quality of manufacturing skill and of polished aluminum. Handmade as originally made in the 20s. Therefore not two mascots are fully same and none has the tell-tale close look of a machine-made die-cast object. Sent in a protective box carefully padded. What you get is exactly what you see on the photos, with the 2 bases. This item is extremely rare and will stay so. The item “French DELAHAYE rare mascot/ Hood-bonnet ornament/ Car emblem-Designer P. GUERRE” is in sale since Monday, April 5, 2021. This item is in the category “eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Vintage Car & Truck Parts\Decals, Emblems & Detailing”. The seller is “desertic” and is located in L-1030. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France
- Placement on Vehicle: Front
- Brand: DELAHAYE
- Non-Domestic Product: Yes