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1948 Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet / 801077 Vehicle Information

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

1948 Delahaye 135 MS photograph

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Sold for $550,000 at 2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach.
Delahayes were quick, responsive, and very attractive automobiles. In 1894, Emile Delahaye began building rear-engined, belt-driven cars. By 1935, he introduced the Type 135 at the Paris Salon. The car featured an independent front suspension, light steering, and a smooth Cotal electromagnetic gearbox. By 1938, the new top-of-the-line model was introduced at the Paris salon, the MS (Modifiee Speciale). The engine was an updated version of the 3.5-liter six-cylinder unit. The powerplant had a larger cylinder head and bigger valves which improved breathing and horsepower. The result was 130 horsepower and a top speed of 110 mph.

The 1930s saw Delahaye emerge from being a manufacturer of reliable, medium capacity motor cars into the realm of the Grand Routier class, so beloved by French high society. In 1935 the Coupe des Alpes 135 model was introduced, having been named after the marque's success in that rally, and it remained in production for some fifteen years. This 135MS carries bodywork by Faget-Varnet, a small postwar French coachbuilder. Technically this vehicle is extremely advanced because Faget-Varnet pioneered monocoque construction. While not as widely recognized as many other French coachbuilders, Faget-Varnet won numerous Concours d'Elegance awards in the postwar period and this very rare survivor was itself a multiple award winner in period.



2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $550,000-USD $700,000 
Sale Price :
USD $550,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1948 sales)
1948 Delahaye 135MS Cabriolet
Chassis#: 801077
Sold for USD$550,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1948 Delahaye 135 MS image  1948 Delahaye 135 MS image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1948 Delahaye 135 MS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1948 Delahaye 135 MS Three-Position Cabriolet8012102014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $650,000$850,000

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Delahaye 135 MS Vehicle Profiles
Pourtout Coupe Aerodynamique
Delahaye 135 MS Pourtout Coupe Aerodynamique

Coachbuilder: Pourtout
Chassis Num: 800382
Model Year: 1946
Profile
Cabriolet
Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Guillore
Model Year: 1947
Profile
Roadster
Delahaye 135 MS Roadster

Coachbuilder: Guillore
Model Year: 1947
Profile

Cabriolet
Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Model Year: 1947
Profile
Letourneur & Marchand Cabriolet
Delahaye 135 MS Letourneur & Marchand Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 800484
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Delahaye 135 MS Coupe

Coachbuilder: Lagenthal
Chassis Num: 800490
Engine Num: 800490
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History

Narval Cabriolet
Delahaye 135 MS Narval Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 800495
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Delahaye 135 MS Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 800697
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History
Vedette Cabriolet
Delahaye 135 MS Vedette Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 800384
Model Year: 1948
Profile

Narval Cabriolet
Delahaye 135 MS Narval Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 800580
Model Year: 1948
Profile
Cabriolet
Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Faget-Varnet
Chassis Num: 801077
Model Year: 1948
Profile and Auction History
Three-Position Cabriolet
Delahaye 135 MS Three-Position Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Pourtout
Chassis Num: 801210
Model Year: 1948
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Delahaye 135 MS Coupe

Coachbuilder: Letourner et Marchand
Model Year: 1949
Profile
Roadster
Delahaye 135 MS Roadster

Chassis Num: 800518
Model Year: 1949


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