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1939 Delahaye Type 165

Chassis number : 60743

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This Delahaye 165 Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet was first seen at the 1938 Paris Auto Salon, where it was pronounced by many to be the most beautiful car of the show. Built on a Type 145 racing chassis and fitted with a rare V12 engine, it offered incredible performance in addition to unique styling.

The design, one of Figoni & Falaschi's most harmonious creations, includes the sensitive use of chrome brightwork along the sills, which wrap around the rear, and along the bonnet sides and doors.

Two identical Type 165s were built by Figoni & Falaschi in 1938, and while this car appeared at the Paris Salon, its twin (chassis number 60744) was shown in the French Pavilion at the New York World Fair. This car was first purchased by W.E. 'Billy' Butlin, the British holiday camp entrepreneur, and its next owner was Adrian Conan Doyle, the son of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of Sherlock Holmes fame. It was acquired by the Lee collection in 1988.

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1939 Delahaye Type 165 vehicle information
Roadster
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis #: 60744
1939 Delahaye Type 165 vehicle information
Roadster
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis #: 60743