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1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS Grand Sport Roadster / 60158 Vehicle Information

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS photograph

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Sold for $1,100,000 at 2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction.
Sold for $1,347,500 at 2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island.
Sold for $1,118,313 (€784,000) at 2011 RM Auctions - Villa d'Este.
As Bugatti's began scaling down their racing activities to focus on their Type 57 road going production car, they left the arena open for other marque's to backfill the loss of sports and racing cars. Delahaye's Type 135 was one of the contenders to fill the spot. These vehicles were capable of achieving 100 mph and could race from zero-to-sixty in thirteen seconds, a rather impressive accomplishment at the time.

The 135M was the competition version which was first offered in 1936. By increasing the bore and adding triple carburetors and dual exhausts, the vehicles sporty persona was improved even further. The 135MS added larger exhaust valves and had a top speed of about 110 mph.

In the 1936 French Grand Prix, the Delahaye automobiles placed second through fifth positions. The following year they placed second in the Grand Prix.

In 1938, Delahaye introduced their paragon of sports cars, the 4.5-liter V12 Type 145 with three overhead cams. The engine produced nearly 240 horsepower.

The Delahaye company prospered for many years. As World War II neared, the company began to suffer due to national taxation policies. In 1954 they were taken over by Hotchkiss and brought the production of the Delahaye automobile to a halt.

This 1939 Delahaye 135 MS Grand Sport Tourer with coachwork by Figoni Et Falaschi was offered for sale at the 2006 Gooding & Company Auction held in Pebble Beach, Ca. The car is powered by a 3557-cc OHV six-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 160 horsepower. It has a four-speed manual gearbox and a transverse leaf independent front suspension.

This one-off Delahaye was first owned by Monsieur Jeantet of Paris. The car changed ownership several times after World War II. It has been driven in international rallies and featured in numerous books and magazines.

The car has been treated to a full restoration including a full engine rebuild. The door handles are blended into the sweeping chrome trim-work. There is a fully enclosed trunk mounted spare. The rear wheels are nearly fully enclosed.

At auction, this car was sold and accounted for one of the highest sales of the day. Its new owner purchased the car for 1,100,000.

A few months later, the car was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. The estimated value of the car at this time was $1,100,000 - $1,400,000. The car was sold for $1,347,500.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2007



2011 RM Auctions - Villa d'Este

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€800,000-€980,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,118,313 (€784,000.00)

2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,100,000-USD $1,400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,347,500

2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction

Sale Price :
USD $1,100,000

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet par Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis#: 60173
Sold for USD$15,247
  2017 Artcurial : Retromobile
1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS image  1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS image  
1939 Delahaye 135 MS Grand Sport Roadster by Figoni et Falaschi
Chassis#: 60158
Sold for USD$1,118,313
  2011 RM Auctions - Villa d'Este
1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS image  1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS image  
1939 Delahaye 135MS Competition Drop Head
Chassis#: 60166
Sold for USD$429,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
 
1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS
Sold for USD$1,347,500
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS image  1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS image  
1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS image  1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1939 Delahaye Type 135 MS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 Delahaye 135MS Speciale by Figoni et Falaschi601732011 RM Auctions at Monterey$800,000$950,000$1,250,000

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Delahaye Type 135 MS Vehicle Profiles
Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 MS Cabriolet

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

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

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

Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 MS Cabriolet

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

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

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

MS Coupe
Delahaye Type 135 MS MS Coupe

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

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

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

Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 MS Cabriolet

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

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

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

Cabriolet
Delahaye Type 135 MS Cabriolet

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

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

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

Coach Coupe
Delahaye Type 135 MS Coach Coupe

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

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


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