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Lot 345: Delahaye 135M Cabriolet

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (5 February 2011)

Delahaye's early products tended to be rather lacklustre but then in 1935 came the first of a new generation that would change the marque's image: the sporting T135 Coupe Des Alpes. Delahaye improved on the formula the following year with the 3.6-litre, 120/130bhp T135M, and the sports version was soon making a name for itself in competitions, taking 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places in the 1936 French Grand Prix and winning the Monte Carlo Rally and Le Mans 24-Hour Race outright in 1937 and 1938 respectively. The model reappeared post-WW2 as the 135M with the 3.6-litre engine and lasted in production until 1951. Delahaye had no in-house coachworks so all its chassis were bodied by inde

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Grand Palais, Paris
TypeCar
Lot Number345
Estimate€185000-€225000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1948
Condition rating
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number800980
Engine number800980
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2