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1948 Delahaye 135 MS Vedette Cabriolet / 800384 Vehicle Information

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

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This Delahaye Type 135 Cabriolet was built for the 1948 Paris Salon de l'Automobile. The MS chassis was one of the most sporting variants of the Type 135, in production from 1935 to 1954. Henri Chapron designed the sleek two-seat body, naming it 'Vedette' (star, or celebrity), and it is one of only four known today. The interior is as interesting as its exterior, with features like a clear acrylic steering wheel. After the salon the cabriolet was sold to a M. Chanel of Paris, and in 1951, Otto Zipper bought the car, having fallen in love with it at the salon. Over the years and under different owners it was repainted several times, most notably by Hollywood magician Ed Smith, who changed the car's color scheme four times. Its current owner bought the car in 1979 and spent two years restoring it in striking green, a color mixed for him by his friend Phil Hill.



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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1948 sales)
1948 Delahaye 135MS Cabriolet
Chassis#: 801077
Sold for USD$550,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1948 Delahaye 135 MS image  1948 Delahaye 135 MS image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1948 Delahaye 135 MS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1948 Delahaye 135 MS Three-Position Cabriolet8012102014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $650,000$850,000

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

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

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

Coachbuilder: Guillore
Model Year: 1947
Profile

Cabriolet
Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet

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

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

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

Narval Cabriolet
Delahaye 135 MS Narval Cabriolet

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

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

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

Narval Cabriolet
Delahaye 135 MS Narval Cabriolet

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

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

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

Coupe
Delahaye 135 MS Coupe

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

Chassis Num: 800518
Model Year: 1949


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