Emile Delahaye's firm was established in 1845 as a manufacturer of brick-making machinery. By 1894 they were making stationary engine and automobiles. In 1936 they introduced the 135, an exciting sports model with a sophisticated suspension and powerful engine that could propel it to speeds over 100 mph. Throughout its history, Delahaye focused its efforts on chassis and engine development, relying on Europe's finest coachworks to produce its custom automobile bodies. This cabriolet body was built by Guillore.