1947 Delahaye 135 MS Letourneur & Marchand Cabriolet / 800484 Chassis Information

1947 Delahaye 135 MS
Letourneur & Marchand Cabriolet
Designer: Letourneur et Marchand
Chassis #: 800484
Sold for $375,500 at 2006 Bonhams & Butterfields at The Quail Lodge, Resort & Golf Club.
This 1947 Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet with coachwork by Letourneur & Marchand is a one-off roadster creation. Delahaye offered two models, a Type 135M and a 135 MS, meaning Modifiee Speciale. The 135M was equipped with a single Solex carburetor while the 1935 MS had a triple carburetor and could reach speeds of 100 mph. An optional Cotal gearbox was offered at the time, and proved to be a popular choice for many buyers. The four-speed manual gearbox was standard. Also standard on the MS were the Rudge center lock wheels.

These elegant vehicles were sporty and beautiful. They were typically purchased by the social elite, as their high price tag limited the pool of buyers to only a few. As such, a total of 1155 examples of both models were created between 1946 and 1952.
This example is fitted with the Cotal gearbox. The car has been treated to a complete restoration, including a rebuilt of the engine. The chrome-work, electrics, and suspension are also new. The cost of the restoration was over $125,000.

This car was offered for sale at the 2006 Bonhams & Butterfields auction held at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, California where it was estimated to sell between $250,000 - $350,000. The price tag on these type of vehicles vary, but most of the time they are near the million dollar range. It is not uncommon to see the dollar figure exceed that as well. This car was an excellent opportunity to purchase a Delahaye, for a cost that was, in all respects, reasonable. Bidding exceeded the estimated value, with a new owner purchasing the car for a sum of $375,500.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2007

2006 Bonhams & Butterfields at The Quail Lodge, Resort & Golf Club

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$250,000-$350,000 
Sale Price :
$375,500

2018 1
2013 2
2006 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$478,000$478,0001
2013$280,481$330,0002
2006$375,500$375,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1947 sales)
1947 Delahaye 135MS Coupé Coachwork by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 800697
Sold for $478,000
  2018 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
1947 Delahaye 135 MS image  1947 Delahaye 135 MS image  
1947 DELAHAYE 135 MS COACH CHAPRON Collection André Lecoq - no reserve
Sold for $230,962
  2013 Artcurial - Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5
 
1947 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe by Langenthal
Chassis#: 800490
Sold for $330,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1947 Delahaye 135 MS image  1947 Delahaye 135 MS image  
1947 Delahaye 135 MS
Sold for $375,500
  2006 Bonhams & Butterfields at The Quail Lodge, Resort & Golf Club
1947 Delahaye 135 MS image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1947 Delahaye 135 MS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1947 Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet par Franay 2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile   

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Delahaye Type 1351938 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Figoni
Chassis information for the Delahaye Type 1351938 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis information for the Delahaye Type 1351938 Coupe des Alpes
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 48482
Chassis information for the Delahaye Type 1351938 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 49148
Chassis information for the Delahaye Type 1351938 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 49169
Chassis information for the Delahaye Type 1351938 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Carlton Carriage Company
Chassis Num: 49315
Chassis information for the Delahaye Type 1351938 MS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Figoni
Chassis Num: 60112
Engine Num: 60112
Chassis information for the Delahaye Type 1351938 Sports Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: deVillars
Chassis Num: 60123
Chassis information for the Delahaye Type 1351938 Torpedo Grand Sport
Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 60158
Chassis information for the Delahaye Type 1351938 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 9803 BF59
Chassis information for the Delahaye Type 135 MS1939 Grand Sport Roadster
Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 60158
Engine Num: 60158
Chassis information for the Delahaye Type 135 MS1939 Speciale Drophead
Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 60173
Chassis information for the Delahaye 135M1946 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Hermann Graber
Chassis Num: 800269
Chassis information for the Delahaye 135M1946 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Van Leersum
Chassis Num: 800311
Chassis information for the Delahaye 135M1946 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Hermann Graber
Chassis Num: 800320
Engine Num: 800320
Chassis information for the Delahaye 135M1946 Coach Coupe
Coachbuilder: Guillore
Chassis Num: 800410
Engine Num: 800410
Chassis information for the Delahaye 135M1946 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 800701
Chassis information for the Delahaye 135 MS1947 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Guillore
Chassis information for the Delahaye 135 MS1947 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Guillore
Chassis information for the Delahaye 135 MS1947 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis information for the Delahaye 135 MS1947 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Lagenthal
Chassis Num: 800490
Engine Num: 800490
Chassis information for the Delahaye 135 MS1947 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 800697


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