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1949 Delahaye Type 175 Coupe de Ville / 815044 Vehicle Information

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 175 photograph

1949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 1751949 Delahaye Type 175
Sold for $440,000 at 2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions.
Sold for $1,210,000 at 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale.
This Type 175 Coupe de Ville features a removable panel above the driver's compartment. The six-cylinder engine breathing through triple Solex Carburetors meant the car had performance to match its flamboyant styling, yet the Saoutchik-bodied 175 was built more for luxury than high speed motoring. The interior fixtures are plated in 14-karat gold, the carpet is deep, plush lambswool, and the doors are opened by a push-button. The headliner is cloth and the interior panels have a treatment that would more likely be found in an Art Deco palace than in an automobile. There is a Motorola radio, clock and OS gauges.

This elegant vehicle was built specifically for the 1949 Paris Auto Salon and is said to have taken Saoutchik an entire year to complete. The original price tag was $20,000, making it one of the most expensive vehicles of its day. The first known owner was Jack Pry of Washington, D.C., one of the largest foreign car dealers in the United States. Under his care, the car was exhibited - alongside the Phantom Corsair and a post-war Bugatti - at the 1952 International Motor Sports Show at the Grand Central Palace in New York City.

It is believed that the next owner was Mrs. Wladzia Podbielniak of Chicago, Illinois. Her husband, Walter, was an internationally famous petrochemical engineer with dozens of major patents to his name who became fantastically wealthy when he discovered a way to produce Penicillin in continuous batch formulations.

Mrs. Podbielniak's collection was sold in the 1950s at the 'palatial French chateau' on Lake Shore Drive. The car was purchased by the Harrah Automobile Collection. At the time, the cars odometer read 20,600 miles. In the early 1970s, Bill Harrah married country singer and former Las Vegas showgirl Bobbie Gentry. He had the Delahaye restored as a present for his new wife. The car was restored in the original two-tone color scheme of grey-beige and cream and had an air-conditioning system installed. Unfortunately, the marriage dissolved just four months after the knot was tide, so Ms. Gentry never saw the Delahaye.

In 1981 and 1982 the Delahaye was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Years later, it was sold to automotive auctioneer Tom Barrett of Paradise Valley, Arizona. In 1989, Mr. Barrett sold the car to J.B. Nethercutt.

In 2010, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, CA. It had an estimated value of $250,000-$350,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $440,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2010



2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Sale Price :
USD $1,210,000

2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $350,000 
Sale Price :
USD $440,000

1949 Delahaye Type 175 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1949 sales)
1949 Delahaye 175 S Cabriolet Dandy
Chassis#: 815028
Sold for USD$506,000
  2013 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Auction
1949 Delahaye Type 175 image  1949 Delahaye Type 175 image  
1949 DELAHAYE TYPE 175 SAOUTCHIK COUPE DE VILLE
Chassis#: 815044
Sold for USD$1,210,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
1949 Delahaye Type 175 image  1949 Delahaye Type 175 image  
1949 Delahaye Type 175 S Roadster
Chassis#: 815023
Sold for USD$3,300,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
1949 Delahaye Type 175 image  1949 Delahaye Type 175 image  
1949 Delahaye Type 175 Coupe de Ville
Chassis#: 815044
Sold for USD$440,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
1949 Delahaye Type 175 image  1949 Delahaye Type 175 image  
1949 DELAHAYE 175
Sold for USD$97,350
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1949 Delahaye Type 175's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1949 DELAHAYE MODEL 175 TWO DOOR CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$15,000  

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Delahaye Type 175 Vehicle Profiles
Convertible
Delahaye Type 175 Convertible

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Model Year: 1947
Profile
Le Dandy Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 175 Le Dandy Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 815028
Model Year: 1947
Profile
Roadster
Delahaye Type 175 Roadster

Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis Num: 815023
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 175 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 815028
Engine Num: 815028
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History
Coupe de Ville
Delahaye Type 175 Coupe de Ville

Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis Num: 815044
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History


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