Coachwork by Guilloré
Chassis no. 801186
•One of the all-time great French sports cars
•Top-of-the-range MS model
A unique example, '801186' is featured in 'Delahaye – La Belle Carosserrie Française' by Jean-Paul Tissot, President of the Delahaye club (page 162).
It carries 'Alpin' enclosed coupé coachwork very similar in appearance to that of Guilloré's 'Estérel' cabriolet. (Guilloré gave names of French provinces to some of his more luxurious models such as Béarn, Dauphiné, Estérel, and Alpin).
'801186' also appeared in the October 1949 edition of 'La Revue l'Équipement Automobile' (copy entry available).
Right-hand drive like many quality French cars of the period, '801186' has the most powerful (125/130bhp) engine, as fitted to the top-of-the-range MS model, and the Cotal semi-automatic gearbox.
This Delahaye was first registered 11th April 1949 as '4359 YD1' in the name of Monsieur Francis Bonnerue of Bougival, Paris, and reregistered on 29th August 1952 as '9895 BK75', again in Paris.
In the 1970s, '801186' was one of a number of Delahayes belonging to the Dejaiffe collection in Belgium.
At the beginning of the 2000s it went to Retrolegends and afterwards back to France. Described by the vendor as '100%' throughout, this rare and beautiful French thoroughbred is offered with French Carte Grise and Netherlands registration documents.
The 135 series was introduced at Paris Salon in 1935 and it quickly became a sharp competitor on a racing circuits. Its driving performance are also today very impressive. The car took the first six places at the 1936 Grand Prix automobile de Marseille, a second at Le Mans in 1937, and first, second, .....
1925 Delahaye Type 97 for sale. Extensive restoration and rebuild undertaken on this car. She is absolutely stunning and beautifully finished. all the photos of the chassis and running gear restoration can be seen here https://goo.gl/photos/svG2QajYYTLPUnPD9
I am selling to fund my next project.
In the aftermath of World War II, Delahaye had survived battered but not broken. Until production of their landmark 135-series could resume, the company paid the bills by building commercial trucks and buses. Once the 135M was revised for the post-war climate, however, Delahaye was back in business .....
Emile Delahaye is one of the founding fathers of the Automobile Industry. Like his contemporaries Gottlieb Daimler, Ferdinand Porsche and Henry Ford, Delahaye built his first automobile before the turn of the twentieth century – in 1895. Emile Delahaye designed the early cars himself and he remained .....
car in good overall condition and need a little bit more attention : the original interior should need to be restored and few other cosmetic details. The engine turns well and the car drives well too.
more pics and details on : http://www.scuderiavince.com/1947delahaye135mcabguillore/
The great Émile Delahaye, and his successor Amédée Varlet, are two of France’s greatest pioneers in the motoring industry. Their talent and innovative approach to engineering earned Societe Des Automobiles Delahaye its place as one of France’s grandes routieres, building magnificent road cars .....
We have for sale an impressive original delahaye limousine from 1911 second hand!! the second owner bought it from a friend in 1913 who was dieing and asked him to keep the car for ever . the car has been with the family since then and is very little used .the owner now is his grandson .
the car is .....