Today’s featured Delage DIS Colonial Tourer was built in 1927.
It is powered by a 2198 cc / 134 cui variant of the Delage push rod overhead valve four cylinder engine.
According to the blurb on display with this vehicle the body sits on a “Colonial” chassis which is both slightly longer, wider and has a higher ground clearnace than the regular DI, DIS and DISS Delage’s.
It would appear the powered chassis was originally shipped to Australia.
Once it got to Sydney coach builder Isaac Phizackerley built and fitted the Tourer bodywork.
Phizackerely originally founded the Isaac Phizackerley’s Cycle Works in the 1890’s manufacturing bicycles and cycle tyres.
There after the company seems to have focused on building bodies for chassis from third parties several of which came from Delage in the 1920’s.
The car seen in these photograph’s at last years Classic Car Show in Birmingham and at this years VSCC Spring Start was not registered for use on British roads until the 11th of July 2002.
Thanks for joining me on this “Phizackerley Coachworks” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be visiting Wales for my first Rally Cross meeting. Don’t forget to come back now.