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Delahaye emerged from The Great Depression and World War II with an eagerness to return to the brilliant designs and elegantly sculptured works of art of the 1920s and 1930s. The low-slung chassis of the 135 was an excellent candidate for coachbuilders to form elegant bodies and create their masterpieces. The 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine with three Solex carburetors produced an impressive amount of horsepower, ranging from 95 to 115 hp. As time progressed, the engine capacity increased and more horsepower was tweaked from the engine. The competition engine had a high compression head and increased horsepower to over 150.

This Delahey 135 has custom coachwork by Figoni & Falaschi. This particular design was called the 'Narval' which was named after an Artic whale with a unicorn. The name is suitable, as this vehicle has a nose that extends over the front grille. It is finished in a coupe configuration with a convertible top. It was unveiled to the public at the 1948 Barcelona Show.

This car was shown at the 1987 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it was awarded a Best in Class. It returned to the concours in 2006 where it sat amongst other Delahaye's, the featured marque.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2007
The Series 135 was first presented at the 1934 Paris Salon. Soon after, Delahaye took over French manufacturing Delage, thus inheriting many of that marque's wealthy clients who demanded both performance and elegance in an automobile. The agile chassis, combined with a 3.5-liter / 130 horsepower six-cylinder engine topped with triple-Solex downdraft carburetors and backed by a Cotal 4-speed electric-shift transmission, made for a wonderfully competitive road and racing car. A total of 2,592 were produced from 1935-1952 including 1,115 built post-World War II.

This car is one of a handful of 'narwhal' roadsters built by Figoni et Falaschi. It is so named as the nose-piece reminiscent of the bump on a narwhal's snout. The car was built and shown at the contemporary Concours d'Elegance in France at the Palais de Chaillot and Bois de Boulogne in 1947. Inside, the car retains its original interior outfitted by the Paris firm of Hermes, whose logo is fitted in the steering wheel center hub. Other than a repaint in the 1950s the car has never been restored.

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1947 Delahaye Type 135 M Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Delahaye Type 135 M

(Data based on Model Year 1947 sales)
1947 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet by Chapron
Chassis#: 800479
Sold for USD$210,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
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1947 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet by Chapron
Chassis#: 800538
Sold for USD$357,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
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1947 Delahaye 135M Chapron 3-Position Drophead
Chassis#: 801677
Sold for USD$49,500
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
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1947 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet by Chapron
Chassis#: 800538
Sold for USD$434,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1947 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet
Chassis#: 800657
Sold for USD$357,500
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1947 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet
Chassis#: 801339
Sold for USD$216,000
  2017 Coys : Classic Days at Schloss Dyck
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1947 DELAHAYE 135 M CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 800788
Sold for USD$495,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  
1947 Delahaye Type 135M Cabriolet
Chassis#: 800939
Sold for USD$157,207
  2012 Aalholm Automobile Collection
 
1947 Delahaye 135M Three-Position Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: 800954
Sold for USD$474,500
  2012 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Sale, Az
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1947 Delahaye 135M Coupé
Chassis#: 801097
Sold for USD$10,555
  2009 Bonhams - Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum
 
1947 Delahaye 135 M
Sold for USD$194,000
  2006 Bonhams & Butterfields at The Quail Lodge, Resort & Golf Club
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1947 DELAHAYE 135 M CABRIOLET
Sold for USD$105,600
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Delahaye Type 135 Ms That Failed To Sell At Auction

1947 Delahaye Type 135 M's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1947 Delahaye 135M Roadster8005442023 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris $700,000$900,000
1947 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet8002852023 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris $170,000$220,000
1947 DELAHAYE 135M CONVERTIBLE8004792021 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction $300,000$350,000
1947 Delahaye 135M Guillore Cabriolet 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee   
1947 Delahaye Type 135M Cabriolet8009392019 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $220,000$280,000
1947 Delahaye 135M Guillore Cabriolet8003882019 Mecum : Monterey$1,100,000$1,500,000$2,000,000
1947 Delahaye Type 135M Cabriolet8009392019 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting $220,000$280,000
1947 Delahaye 135 M8005162015 Rick Cole Monterey   
1947 Delahaye 135 M 2007 Bonhams, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $450,000$500,000

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1947 Delahaye Type 135 M Profiles

1947 Delahaye Type 135 M vehicle information
Narval Roadster
Coachwork: Figoni & Falaschi
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Henri Chapron
Chassis #: 800605
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Guillore
Chassis #: 801339
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M vehicle information
Three-Position Drophead Coupé
Coachwork: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis #: 800954
Engine #: 95200
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Guillore
Chassis #: 800788
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M vehicle information
Narval Roadster
Coachwork: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis #: 800516
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Pennock
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Henri Chapron
Chassis #: 801677
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Henri Chapron
Chassis #: 800538
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Henri Chapron
Chassis #: 800479
Engine #: 800792