This vehicle is a right-hand drive 1947 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet with coachwork by Carrossier A. Guillore of Coubevoie, France. The bodies design was influenced by aerodynamics, as were an increasing number of vehicles at the time. This car was treated to a restoration during the 1980s and has had a recent re-spray in black. The interior was re-trimmed in maroon leather in 2000.
The Type 135 was an important car for the Delahaye marque. These models boosted the company's reputation for style and performance. The Type 135 MS was successfully campaigned in racing endeavors, often beating cars with more potent power-plants. The finest coachbuilders of the time were attracted to this car, and outfitted many examples with exceptional designs. It is believed that around 2000 examples of the 135/235 were made.
This car was offered for sale at the 2006 Bonhams & Butterfields auction held at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, California where it was estimated to sell between $270,000 - $300,000. At auction, this car was sold, with the buyer getting one of the better deals of the auction. The car was sold for $194,000.