1948 Delahaye 135M
Three Position Drophead Coupé. Coachwork by Pennock
- Year 1948
- Engine 3 1/2 litre
- Body Pennock Coachbuilders
We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this 1948 Delahaye 135M. A very rare Three Position Drophead Coupé, Coachwork by Pennock of The Hague, Holland, an original Right Hand Drive car.
In 1935 a new generation of Delahayes was born starting with the T135 powered by a 3.2-litre engine, and in 1938 Prince Bira won the Donington 12-Hour Sports Car Race and went on to take victory at Brooklands. The model reappeared post-WW2 as the 135M with the improved 3½-litre engine and bodied by famous coachbuilders such as Pennock, Figoni et Falaschi, Chapron, Franay and remained in production until 1951.
Some 10 years ago, this Delahaye underwent a total nut and bolt, body off restoration, by a fastidious enthusiast, at which time literally everything that could possibly be done was done. This then formed part of his private collection.
Beautifully finished in two-tone deep maroon and burgundy coachwork, complimented by a finely hand painted silver coach lining and pontoon-style front wings, this Delahaye is stunning in every respect and commands attention wherever she goes. The interior is trimmed in biscuit hide with matching Mohair hood and contrasting maroon carpets. A stunning car in both looks and performance with a rakish and streamlined appearance, typical of the Pennock attention to detail.
The car has recently been the subject of a full re-commissioning and service. This fantastic, very rare, collectable car demands consideration by any serious collector.
The car is UK registered and can be viewed on the South coast of England, and we think is sensibly priced at £285,000