1938 DELAHAYE 135M CABRIOLET BY HENRI CHAPRON
|Engine||3.557 cm³, OHV|
Delahayes have always been remarkable automobiles. Not only they were fast and easy to drive, but also beautiful to look at. The company was founded 1884 by Émile Delahaye in Tours, France. In the beginning Delahaye was experimenting with belt-driven cars, however it didn’t take long time and they began to build a reputation as a manufacturer of reliable and powerful cars.
The Delahaye 135 was introduced at 1935 Paris Motor Show and within a few months it became a symbol of sporty and elegant car. Its driving characteristics are even today very impressive. In the time of their glory Delahayes won in race such as Grand Prix Automobile de Marseille, Rallye Monte Carlo or 24 Hours of LeMans. Type 135 M (Modifieé) was introduced in 1936 as a new top-of-the-line model. It is powered by 3.5 litre, inline six-cylinder OHV engine with three Zenith-Stromberg carburettors which generates approx. 150 BHP.
This Delahaye 135M chassis #49.299 was delivered new in 1938. It received beautiful and timeless three-position cabriolet body by famous Parisian coachbuilder Henri Chapron. During its life this automobile went to Argentina, and later in late 80’ back to Europe (Spain). After the arrival in Europe, it was completely restored into the condition seen today. In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 took a part in car parade on the occasion of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix with pilots such as Nico Rosberg, Guido Van Der Garde or Pastor Maldonado. This Delahaye is fully working, after an older restoration with light patina and it is an ideal candidate for Sunday drives or classic car rallies.
Running sweetly, driving nicely and ready to use. Please note, that we can provide a virtual inspection and help to deliver the car worldwide.