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1946 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet / 800320 Vehicle Information

1946 Delahaye 135M photograph

1946 Delahaye 135M photograph

1946 Delahaye 135M photograph

1946 Delahaye 135M1946 Delahaye 135M1946 Delahaye 135M
Sold for $274,793 (CHF297,500) at 2021 RM Sothebys : St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Delahaye introduced the Type 135 at the Paris Auto Show in 1935. It was given a new chassis with the same 3.6-liter, six-cylinder engine found in the earlier Type 138 models. A year later, Delahaye introduced the 135 M, which featured a slightly larger engine with additional horsepower and was offered with a choice of single, dual, or triple carburetors.

The Delahaye 135 took the top six places at Marseilles in 1936.

After World War II, production of the Type 135 continued with the same 3.6-liter engine used prior to the war. By this point in history, the French government had placed large taxes on cars with displacement sizes over three liters, and Delahaye began to struggle.

This example is fitted with a drophead coupe body with coachwork by the Swiss coachbuilders Graber. It was originally delivered to a Swiss banker and remained in storage after his passing until 1995, when it was acquired by the second owner, a Dr. Hair. After the dissolution of Dr. Hair's collection later in the decade, the Delahaye was acquired by a Swiss professor named Dr. Reuter. While in his care, the car was given a complete restoration to its present condition and livery. Shortly after its completion, in 1999, it came into the care of its current owner.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2017



2021 RM Sothebys : St. Moritz, Switzerland

Sale Price :
USD $274,793 (CHF297,500.00)

2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $450,000-USD $650,000 
Lot was not sold

1946 Delahaye 135M Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1946 sales)
1946 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet by Graber
Chassis#: 800320
Sold for USD$274,793
  2021 RM Sothebys : St. Moritz, Switzerland
1946 Delahaye 135M image  1946 Delahaye 135M image  
1946 Delahaye 135 Cabriolet by Figoni et Falaschi
Chassis#: 800308
Sold for USD$413,004
  2020 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1946 Delahaye 135 M Coach by Guilloré
Chassis#: 800410
Sold for USD$77,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey
1946 Delahaye 135M image  1946 Delahaye 135M image  
1946 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet
Chassis#: 800269
Sold for USD$193,421
  2012 Bonhams - Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars
1946 Delahaye 135M image  1946 Delahaye 135M image  
1946 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet
Chassis#: 48715
Sold for USD$200,273
  2008 Bonhams - Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles Automobiles d'Exception
 
1946 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet
Sold for USD$276,100
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1946 Delahaye 135M's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1946 Delahaye 135M Coupe Coachwork by Van Leersum8003112018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $450,000$550,000
1946 Delahaye 135 Cabriolet by Graber8003202017 RM Sothebys : Monterey $450,000$650,000
1946 Delahaye 135 M Coupe by Van Leersum 2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey   
1946 DELAHAYE 135M COACH COUPÉ8004102016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction $150,000$200,000
1946 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet8004242015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $150,000$200,000
1946 Delahaye 135M Roadster8004292010 Leake Car Auctions 38th Annual Leake Auto Auction Market Hall$100,000  

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1946 Delahaye 135M vehicle thumbnail image  1946 Delahaye 135M vehicle thumbnail image  

Delahaye 135M Vehicle Profiles
Cabriolet
Delahaye 135M Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Roadster
Delahaye 135M Roadster

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Coupe des Alpes
Delahaye 135M Coupe des Alpes

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 48482
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Delahaye 135M Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 49148
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Cabriolet
Delahaye 135M Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 49169
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Roadster
Delahaye 135M Roadster

Coachbuilder: Carlton Carriage Company
Chassis Num: 49315
Model Year: 1938
Profile

MS Coupe
Delahaye 135M MS Coupe

Coachbuilder: Figoni
Chassis Num: 60112
Engine Num: 60112
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Sports Cabriolet
Delahaye 135M Sports Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: deVillars
Chassis Num: 60123
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Torpedo Grand Sport
Delahaye 135M Torpedo Grand Sport

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 60158
Model Year: 1938
Profile

Cabriolet
Delahaye 135M Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 9803 BF59
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Grand Sport Roadster
Delahaye 135M Grand Sport Roadster

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 60158
Engine Num: 60158
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History
Speciale Drophead
Delahaye 135M Speciale Drophead

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 60173
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Delahaye 135M Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Hermann Graber
Chassis Num: 800269
Model Year: 1946
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Delahaye 135M Coupe

Coachbuilder: Van Leersum
Chassis Num: 800311
Model Year: 1946
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Delahaye 135M Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Hermann Graber
Chassis Num: 800320
Engine Num: 800320
Model Year: 1946
Profile and Auction History

Coach Coupe
Delahaye 135M Coach Coupe

Coachbuilder: Guillore
Chassis Num: 800410
Engine Num: 800410
Model Year: 1946
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Delahaye 135M Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 800701
Model Year: 1946
Profile


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