Devaux Coupe : 2001

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The Devaux Coupe was designed by David J Clash in Australia. It was named after his mothers maiden name (French ancestors) as the car was inspired by the great French coach builders of the 1930's.

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2001 Devaux Coupe.

Based in Beaconsfield Upper, Victoria, it is based on an original 1930s design. The car is priced from $168,000 AUD.

It is impossible to describe the Devaux in one word - but perhaps 'style' comes closest.

Every viewing angle gives you another perspective and stirs a new set of emotions. Sleek beautiful lines, an aggressive sporty stance, the elegance of a 1930s grand tourer - the Devaux has it all. From the front, the amazingly long rakish bonnet and two large 'wing-pontoons' dominate. An oval shaped grill and four external headlamps finish the nose perfectly and add to the sophisticated classical appearance.

The side view of the Devaux is just as impressive, with its low profile, flowing roofline and torpedo-like tail. The 'wing-pontoons' again play a prominent role, while driver and passenger doors are neatly cut into the roofline and feature side-sliding windows.

At the rear, the big curvaceous tail incorporates a large fender that has been meticulously sculptured into the expressive tear drop shape. A split rear window and rear-opening hatch provides access to a compact luggage compartment and spare wheel.

The Devaux Spyder on the other hand is exquisitely ballanced with beautifully curved rear deck incorporating a small shield like trunk lid.

The Devaux is designed to ride on 16-inch wire wheels that enhance its classic sports pedigree.

Settle into the driver's compartment and the split front windscreen provides an expansive view over the long bonnet and all 128 louvers.

The Devaux features a snug interior that continues the distinctive 1930s theme. Yet someone of a of height of 6' 3" can happily enjoy driving the car.

Its sporty yet elegant cockpit includes comfortable Muirhead Aviation leather seats and a large four-spoke wooden and alloy Moto-lita steering wheel that continue the distinctive 1930's theme.

The centrally positioned speedometer and tachometer dominate the period styled dashboard and are joined by a cluster of four auxiliary gauges.

Touches of wood grain and polished aluminium finishing throughout the interior complete the overall package of 1930s touring opulence.

Engine: DV1 Alloy V8 350 CID 5.7 litre
Max torque: 470Nm / 346lb ft @ 4400rpm
Max power: 361bhp / 270kW @ 5700rpm
Transmission: 4-speed automatic transmission
Wheels / Tires: 6" x 16" x 72-spoke Dayton wire wheels centre lock, Dunlop 215 - 65 R 16
Brakes: 300mm discs all round
Front suspension: Fully-adjustable s/steel double wishbone with coil-over dampers
Rear suspension: Live axle with 4 bar links Panhard rod with coil-over dampers
Front & rear track: 1385mm (54½”)
Overall length: 4800mm (15' 9")
Overall width: 1612mm (5' 3½")
Overall height: 1230mm (4' 6½")
Wheelbase: 2794mm (9' 2")
Chassis: RHS steel jig welded
Body: GRP construction hand-laminated
Weight: 1125 kg
Interior: Muirhead Aviation leather
Seating capacity: 2
Rear axle: Borg Warner with diff ratio 3.45:1
Fuel tank: Custom-built aluminium 85 litres capacity
Radiator: Aluminium high flow incorporating transmission cooler
Steering: Rack & pinion
Glazing: Laminated screen, safety glass & acrylic side and rear screens

This vehicle is not related to the Devaux , an American built automobile of the 1930s.

The Devaux coupé is the brainchild of Devaux Cars' principal David Clash.

(source: Devaux)

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