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1938 Delahaye Type 135 Cabriolet / 49169 Vehicle Information

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

1938 Delahaye Type 135 photograph

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Delahayes have always been remarkable automobiles. They are interesting, quick, responsive, and very often astonishing to look at. Emile Delahaye began building rear-engined, belt-driven cars in 1894. Introduced at the 1935 Paris Salon, the Type 135 was a delight with its spirited and lively chassis, independent front suspension, light steering, and buttery-smooth Cotal electromagnetic gearbox. In racing form, the 135 Series was a fierce competitor, taking the first six places at the 1936 Marseilles race, a second at Le Mans in 1937, and first, second, and fourth place at Le Mans in 1938.

In 1938, a new, top-of-the-line model of the Type 135 was introduced at the 1938 Paris Salon, the MS (Modifeee Speciale). Its power plant was a thoroughly updated version of the existing 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine. A larger cylinder head and bigger valves improved breathing and horsepower was increased to 130hp and with proper gearing and slippery coachwork, could reach an incredible top speed of 110 mph.

In spite of the performance, it is the coachwork that defines a Delahaye. The greatest artists of the time created some of their best work on Delahaye chassis; Henri Chapron, Letourner et Marchand, saoutchik, Guillore, Franay, and Graber were just a few whose art graced Delahayes. However, if one coachbuilding firm deserves special distinction, it would be Figoni et Falaschi.

This is the long wheelbase version of the Paris Salon Cabriolet, which was introduced in 1936. The striking art deco design was described when new as 'seemingly molded by the wind itself.' Designed by French motoring artist Geo Ham, this 135 M was built by Figoni & Falaschi with a voluptuous body that features completely enclosed wheels with headlights integrated into the fenders and a split windshield that can be folded flat for a rather rakish appearance.

Only ten of these unique Paris Salon Delahaye roadsters were originally constructed by Figoni and just three are known to survive today.

Purchased new by a Mr. Fould of Oran, Algeria, this car was discovered in 1992 under an olive tree in the Algerian mountains. It was purchased for the sum of just 60 British pounds.



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1938 Delahaye Type 135 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Delahaye 135 M Three-position Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: 48721
Sold for USD$258,594
  2020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1938 Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet Conversion
Chassis#: 60221
Sold for USD$270,603
  2017 RM Sothebys : London
 
1937 DELAHAYE 135 CABRIOLET Coachwork by Henri Chapron
Chassis#: 48482
Sold for USD$434,500
  2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
1938 Delahaye Type 135 image  1938 Delahaye Type 135 image  
1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi
Chassis#: 60112
Sold for USD$990,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1938 Delahaye Type 135 image  1938 Delahaye Type 135 image  
1938 Delahaye 135 M cabriolet
Chassis#: 6S103
Sold for USD$166,992
  2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1937 DELAHAYE 135 MS CHAPRON WITH FIGONI BUMPERS
Chassis#: 48482
Sold for USD$385,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
1938 Delahaye Type 135 image  1938 Delahaye Type 135 image  
1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi
Chassis#: 60112
Sold for USD$1,540,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Arizona
1938 Delahaye Type 135 image  1938 Delahaye Type 135 image  
1938 Delahaye 135MS Sports Cabriolet
Chassis#: 60123
Sold for USD$852,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
1938 Delahaye Type 135 image  1938 Delahaye Type 135 image  
1938 Delahaye 135 MS Competition Cabriolet
Chassis#: 49197
Sold for USD$2,383,002
  2010 RM Auctions - Sporting Classics of Monaco
 
1938 Delahaye Type 135 Paris Salon Cabriolet
Sold for USD$1,712,000
  2006 Bonhams & Butterfields at The Quail Lodge, Resort & Golf Club
1938 Delahaye Type 135 image  1938 Delahaye Type 135 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1938 Delahaye Type 135's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Delahaye 135 M Coupé Sport Chapron601272017 Artcurial : Retromobile $400,000$600,000
1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupé by Figoni et Falaschi601122011 RM Auctions Villa d'Este$830,000$900,000$1,100,000
1938 Delahaye 135 M cabriolet6S1032010 Bonhams Automobiles d'Exception á Rétromobile $120,000$160,000

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1938 Delahaye Type 135 vehicle thumbnail image  1938 Delahaye Type 135 vehicle thumbnail image  

Delahaye Type 135 Vehicle Profiles
Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 Cabriolet

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

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

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

Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 Cabriolet

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

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

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

MS Coupe
Delahaye Type 135 MS Coupe

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

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

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

Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 Cabriolet

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

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

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

Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 Cabriolet

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

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

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

Coach Coupe
Delahaye Type 135 Coach Coupe

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

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


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