1936 Delahaye Type 135 Sport
|Model History||Auction sales research||Specifications||Body styles and Chassis Data|
This example, chassis number 46625, was originally delivered to French driver Pierre Louis Dreyfus and campaigned in a number of important events of the period. It's most important event of the period was the 1937 Le Mans where it was equipped with a special streamlined nose and longer cycle wings. The 135S cars finished 2nd and 3rd at LeMans that year and in 1938 won the race outright, defeating the Alfa 8C 2900s, Talbot T150Cs, and the Bugatti Type 57S cars.
This car has a known history from new and was the subject of a recent restoration, which was followed in detail by the Delahaye Club magazine.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2010
|Auction Sales Information|
|Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company||1935-1948|