The first cars were built at Darl'mat's workshops in Paris; however,
during the 1930s the special bodied Peugeot-based coupés and cabriolets
became increasingly integrated into the Peugeot range. During the second
half of the decade, starting in 1936, Darl'mat's Peugeot-based coupes
and cabriolets were built at the Peugeot plant in Sochaux.
The best remembered of the Darl'mats is a sports car based on the
Peugeot 302: the engine was taken from the 402. Several Peugeot-Darl'mat
402 "spécial sport" models raced at Le Mans with success in 1937 and
1938. The cars were built in very limited numbers and three models - a
roadster, a coupe, and a drop-head coupe - were offered.
This diecast model is by IXO and was sourced from a private collection
in February 2020