Delahaye showed its new 135 model at the Paris Auto Salon in 1935. The car boasted a brand-new chassis but had the same 3.5-liter, 6-cylinder engine as its predecessor. One year later, Delahaye introduced the more powerful Type 135 M, which offered a slightly larger engine with improved horsepower and a choice of single, dual, or triple carburetors. Sports version of the 135 M were very successful in competition, with one example famously coming in second overall at LeMans in 1937 and taking first, second, and fourth places the following year. These races were very important to the success of the company. Subsequently, many sporting motorists in Europe and America ordered Delahayes as road cars finished with bodies by some of the best coachbuilders, especially by Henri Chapron in Paris. This Delahaye 135 MS Chapron Cabriolet was ordered by a M. Reffet. It was sent to Chapron in April of 1937 and the finished car was delivered in June.