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1947 Delahaye Type 135 M

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This example of a Delahaye features coachwork by Carrosseriefabriek P.J. Pennock & Zonen, which was one of the largest coachbuilders in the Netherlands. The firm built various coachworks for public transport vehicles, but would also create bodies for individual clients from the United States and France. Pennock is especially well known for their 'un-Dutch' flamboyant designs on Delahayes, such as this particular car, with design created to Henri Chapron.

After World War II, the Dutch government encouraged coachbuilding for export, and a number of prestige chassis, especially Delahayes, were imported specifically for that purpose. Delahaye lacked in-house coachworks, so all of their chassis would be bodied by independent coachbuilders. Many of these one-off vehicles would be known as their most attractive designs and were often found on the Type 135. Pennock was established in 1898 and continued to build custom bodies until they closed their doors in 1953.

In addition to the beautiful coachwork, this Delahaye features a Cotal pre-select transmission backing the inline six-cylinder engine. The Delahaye 135, also known as 'Coupe des Alpes' after it success in the Alpine Rally, was first presented in 1935 and established Delahaye as a builder of sportier cars. The 3.2-liter overhead valve engine was derived from one of Delahaye's truck engines and was also used in the more sedate, longer wheelbase Delahaye 138. Power was 95 horsepower in twin carburetor form, but a 110 horsepower version was available featuring three Solex carburetors.

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No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

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
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  
1947 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet by Chapron
Chassis#: 800538
Sold for USD$434,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  
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
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  
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 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