1947 Delahaye 175 S Convertible news, pictures, and information
|Coachwork: Henri Chapron|
In 1947, new cars were factory-styled by Philippe Charbonneaux. The Type 175 featured a seven, instead of the traditional four, main-bearing engine; this being a big, 4.5 liter six-cylinder. A de Dion back axle was featured and this was the first Delahaye with left-hand drive. This example is one of only 10 cars built with the left-hand drive.
These cars were essentially hand built.
|Coachwork: Henri Chapron|
In 1934 they introduced the 12cv automobile model, with a 2.15 liter four-cylinder engine, and the 18cv automobile model powered by a 3.2-liter six, both engines derived from their successful truck engines. In 1935 the introduction of the Coupes des Alpes and the model 135 automobiles brought success to their automotive business as well, while the truck business continued to thrive.
In 1948 the 4.5-liter model 175 was introduced. This 175S incorporated the Henri Dubonnet engineered suspension and featured a more powerful, 190HP, engine. Coachwork is by Carrosserie Henri Chapron of Paris, an elegant French coachwork company. This is one of only 10 left-hand drive 175S's built in hopes of entering the US market. It 1954, Delahaye was taken over by Hotchkiss, who shut down automobile production, dropped the Delahaye name, and closed this famous chapter of automotive history.
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