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1947 Delahaye Type 135 M

Chassis number : 800538

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Sold for $434,000 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
Sold for $357,000 at 2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
This Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet wears coachwork by Henri Chapron. Its older restoration was recently refreshed, and the exterior is finished in a shade of metallic sage green with a three-position drophead convertible top upholstered in dark green. There are bullet-style Marchal headlamps, chrome wire wheels, period-correct Dunlop Fort Blackwall tires, art-deco-inspired bonnet vents, and Marchal fog lamps. The interior is done in dark green leather.

The 3.6-liter inline-six-cylinder engine is equipped with the M-specification triple-carburetor configuration and backed by a Cotal preselect gearbox.

This vehicle was sent to the Parisian carrosserie in March of 1947 as part of a 23-car order by the manufacturer. It was delivered new in Paris to Paul Portes, the personal tailor of Henri Chapron. The car may have come to the United States in the 1960s as it was owned by Colorado resident Bruce Budy in 1964. It is believed that its cosmetic refinishing may have occurred in the 2010s. A comprehensive engine rebuild was completed in 2022.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2019

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2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $350,000-USD $400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $357,000

2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $350,000-USD $400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $434,000

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
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  
1947 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet by Chapron
Chassis#: 800538
Sold for USD$357,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  
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
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  
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
1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  1947 Delahaye Type 135 M image  
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