1948 Delahaye

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Pictures of 1948 Delahaye cars photographed at car shows, musuems, and collector car auctions.




1948 Delahaye 135M Franay Drophead Coupe

1948 Delahaye 135M Franay Drophead Coupe

1948 Delahaye 135M Franay Drophead Coupe

1948 Delahaye 135M Franay Drophead Coupe

This sports car is an excellent one-off French Franay convertible drop head coupe. It is equipped with a 160-hp, in-line 6-cylinder engine with three Solex carburetors and a four-speed Cotal automatic transmission.

The car underwent a complete ground-up restoration in 1993-1994. It earned a staggering 99 points in the renowned 1995 Pebble Beach Concours dĀ“Elegance winning "Best of Class." This car is considered to be one of the finest restored Delahayes in the world.

Model: 1948 Delahaye Type 135M Franay Drophead Coupe
Manufacturer: Delahaye, Paris, France
Coachwork: Franay
Original Price: $20,000 (estimate)
Engine: 6-cylinder, 160-hp, 217.023-cid
Bore and Stroke: 3-1/3" x 4-1/4"

Photo by Douglas Wilkinson taken at the National Automobile Museum, in Reno, Nevada.


1948 Delahaye 135 MS Faget Varnet Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135 MS Faget Varnet Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135 MS Faget Varnet Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135 MS Faget Varnet Cabriolet

Manufacturer: Delahaye
Model: 1948 Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet
Coachwork: Faget Varnet

This Delahaye was featured by Faget Varnet, a small post-war French coachbuilder, at the 1949 Salon de Paris. The company built two cabriolets in this configuration. The chassis is the high performance "MS" version of Delahaye's famous 135 model delivering 125 horsepower from its 3.5 liter six-cylinder motor through a Cotal electric gearbox. This car is quite advanced technically as Facel Varnet pioneered monocoupe construction. In addition, the elegant design includes curved side glass, disappearing top and frameless windshield.

Photos by Douglas Wilkinson at the 2009 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

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