Our values

For a family deeply rooted in its heritage, accustomed to the time necessary to nurture the vine and develop the wine,
verything is designed to last, to be shared, and ultimately provide the utmost satisfaction.


The image of the “hill to climb” on the design of our grille: a symbol of reliability at the beginning of the last century

Tour de France 1912: the De La Chapelle – 5th – received no penalty for mechanical intervention thanks to its optimized cooling, its innovative simplified maintenance, and the lightness of its chassis made of very high quality steel produced locally for the armament industry.

This image proves it!

“STIMULA cars are robust!” certainly… but from there to derailing a train!!?

“Quo Non Ascendam ? ”

“How far will I not go?” Motto of Fouquet (1615-1680): illustration of the brochure of 1911 evoking the “hill to climb”.

The 115th anniversary of number 19.

Chassis n°253 is still on the road in the hands of a French collector.

Today, more than ever, progress is about lasting.

By adopting a timeless style, Xavier de La Chapelle adheres to the eternal value of his cars, far from the whims of fashion.

A visible and assumed modernity.

Like the first drivers of the marque, they also enthusiastically climb all the highest mountain roads with their 55 Type during unforgettable Rallies.



Leave the danger behind.

A century ago , De La Chapelle already privileged good lighting, good traction, power and excellent braking.

Satisfy the requests of each customer.

A simply stapled note responds to the wishes of a customer in 1903.

A look, an inimitable profile.

Modern, reliable, easy to maintain with its engine and contemporary equipment, a De La Chapelle retains a unique profile, subtly adapted for virtually everyday use.

Improved life on board.

A vintage 55 Type Roadster was lower, without doors, with a more cramped interior and trunk. The current De La Chapelle version is more spacious, with easier access thanks to the addition of doors … but the inimitable ambience is retained.



Gastronomy: symbol of the French art de vivre : Paul Bocuse promoted hospitality, talent and passion for exceptional food as does Xavier de La Chapelle in the creation of his automobiles.

Extraordinary encounters

An unforgettable moment for all the members of the De La Chapelle Club when the Dassault Aviation test pilot unites, on the occasion of a Rally, his Rafale and his 55 Type Roadster.


How to share with the family the pleasure of driving a De La Chapelle.

Together, we win.

For this team of enthusiasts, united in the effort of the race, the victory is even more beautiful.

Since 1985

its members have shared their passion for the automobile with the public they met during their many rallies in France or abroad.

There is no distance between us.

Manufactured with passion in France, they also are driven in the land of the Rising Sun, on the other side of our unique and fragile world.

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