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1947 Delahaye Type 135 MS Letourneur & Marchand Cabriolet / 800484 Vehicle Information

1947 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1947 Delahaye Type 135 MS
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 :
USD $250,000-USD $350,000 
Sale Price :
USD $375,500

1947 Delahaye Type 135 MS Auction Sales

Recent Sales

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

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1947 Delahaye Type 135 MS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1947 Delahaye 135MS Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet8004952021 Mecum : Monterey   
1947 Delahaye 135MS Figoni ET Falaschi Narval Cabriolet8004952021 Mecum : Indy 2021   
1947 Delahaye 135MS Figoni ET Falaschi Narval Cabriolet8004952021 Mecum : Glendale   
1947 Delahaye 135MS Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet8004952021 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1947 Delahaye 135 MS Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet8004952020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee   
1947 Delahaye 135 MS1947 Delahaye 135 MS Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet8004952019 Mecum : Chicago   
1947 Delahaye 135MS Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet8004952019 Mecum : Monterey$2,600,000  
1947 Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet par Franay 2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile   

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Delahaye Type 135 MS Vehicle Profiles
Pourtout Coupe Aerodynamique
Delahaye Type 135 MS Pourtout Coupe Aerodynamique

Coachbuilder: Pourtout
Chassis Num: 800382
Model Year: 1946
Profile
Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 MS Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Guillore
Model Year: 1947
Profile
Roadster
Delahaye Type 135 MS Roadster

Coachbuilder: Guillore
Model Year: 1947
Profile

Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 MS Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Model Year: 1947
Profile
Letourneur & Marchand Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 MS Letourneur & Marchand Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 800484
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Delahaye Type 135 MS Coupe

Coachbuilder: Lagenthal
Chassis Num: 800490
Engine Num: 800490
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History

Narval Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 MS Narval Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 800495
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Delahaye Type 135 MS Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 800697
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History
Vedette Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 MS Vedette Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 800384
Model Year: 1948
Profile

Narval Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 MS Narval Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 800580
Model Year: 1948
Profile
Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 MS Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Faget-Varnet
Chassis Num: 801077
Model Year: 1948
Profile and Auction History
Three-Position Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 MS Three-Position Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Pourtout
Chassis Num: 801210
Model Year: 1948
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Delahaye Type 135 MS Coupe

Coachbuilder: Letourner et Marchand
Model Year: 1949
Profile
Roadster
Delahaye Type 135 MS Roadster

Chassis Num: 800518
Model Year: 1949


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