The 82-year-old roadster Delahaye was rated at $25 millionsJuly 3, 2018
On the MotorGT website there appeared an announcement about the sale of the rare roadster Delahaye 135 Competition of the 1936 model. This is a car in the racing specification – in all, 15 pieces were produced. For more than 15 years, the roadster was stored in a private collection, and now it is planned to receive $ 25 million for it.
The Delahaye 135 Competition retained the original bodywork of Figoni-Falaschi, the racing chassis, the gearbox and the engine. The car’s condition was estimated at 100 points out of 100 possible according to the Classic Car Club of America Senior Premier. Under the hood of the roadster there is a racing version of a 3.5-liter in-line six-cylinder engine with a capacity of 120 horsepower. The gearbox is a four-speed manual transmission.
The car has repeatedly won the motorsport competitions: “24 Hours of Le Mans”, the Monte Carlo Rally, the Paris-Saint-Raphael race, and a number of Grand Prix events that were held before and after World War II.
In the spring of this year, in an underground parking lot in Manhattan, an existing one-off Delahaye Cabriolet of 1948 with a body from Vesters & Neirinck was discovered. The car was exhibited at the Brussels Motor Show in 1948, and was also the winner of the Elegance Competition in the French Vichy.
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