Wrong. It’s a Devaux Coupe, made in Australia in 2001, though obviously inspired by the great French coach builders of the ’30s.
Every now and then a car is launched that makes people stop in their tracks, draw breath and contemplate the ability of man to stretch the boundaries of automotive design. The Devaux coupe is such a car.
The design cues are unashamedly 1930s France. For this classic European grand tourer, with its abundance of sporting character, emanates from an era when stylish design, refinement and comfort were just as important as performance.
Indeed, the Devaux captures the essence of some of the world’s finest cars and those who know their automotive history can readily identify elements of the famous coupÃ©s of the late 1930s – like the Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic, the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Lungo or the Bentley 41/4 litre Streamline.
The Devaux’s inspiration rests in an era when cars were designed by artists and built by craftsmen – an era when providing everlasting beauty in the ‘coachwork’ was paramount.
Yet for all its inspirations the Devaux is an original.
A unique car of beautiful proportions, it has been developed by Devaux Cars to provide the automotive connoisseur with real aesthetic and emotional pleasure.
Unique Cars tells us that back in 2009, the price was $195,000 AUD ($151,510 US).
From Madame Scherzo via Karen L. Myers.