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Delahaye Cars
Emile founded the Delahaye Automobile Manufacturing Company in the French town of Tours in 1894 but he only headed until 1901 when he left for reasons of ill health and renamed it 'Societe des Automobiles Delahaye'. Delahaye had first manufactured engines used by ceramics producers, and built an internal combustion engine in 1888, and a motor vehicle in 1896 which won the Paris-Marseilles race of that year with Emile Delahaye driving it. From 1901 to 1954 Delahaye might have been renamed 'Weiffenbach' after manager Charles Weiffenbach. Weiffenbach disregarded the push to prove and to publicise motor vehicles through competition, and instead produced dependable vehicles, not only in the car market but also as commercial and utility vehicles. However, during the 1930s this policy was changed with a wealthy American underwriting new racing designs by engineer Jean Francois, although they were based on Delahaye truck engines. Variants of the Type 135 won awards on the track as well as in the Concours salon. In 1935 Delahaye merged with Delage and Delage models became little more than be-badged Delahayes. Hotchkiss bought out Delage-Delahaye in 1954 and the factory closed in 1956.
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Delahaye Type 135 1938 - badge on grille
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Delahaye 135 1938 - badge on rear panel
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Delahaye 135 1938 - grille
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Delahaye Type 135 CC Roadster. Engineer Jean Françoise took the 2.1-litre 4-cylinder ohv engine from the Type 134 into a 3227cc 6-cylinder unit first fitted into Type 103 Delahaye truck. For the Type 135 CC the engine was uprated to 3,557cc and 120 bhp.
Delahaye 135 1938 Figoni Coupe front
Delahaye 135 1938. The body was created for the 1936 D6-70 Berlinetta Sport 3L entered in the 1936 24 heures du Mans, but the race was cancelled that year, and after exhibiting at various Concours the Figoni body was given to a Delahaye 135 in 1938
Delahaye 135 1938 Figoni Coupe rear
Delahaye 135 1938 Figoni Coupe front. The body was created for the 1936 D6-70 Berlinetta Sport 3L entered in 24 heures du Mans, but the race was cancelled that year, and after exhibiting at various Concours the Figoni body was given to a Delahaye 135 in 1938
Delahaye Type 135 CC Roadster front
Delahaye Type 135 CC Roadster. The CC ('Competition Court' = short wheelbase) was introduced in 1936 with a 3557cc version of the 6-cylinder engine developed by Jean Françoise from a Delahaye truck engine. In the CC model the engine developed 120bhp
Delahaye Type 135CC rear
Delahaye Type 135 CC Roadster. Introduced in 1936 the Competition Court (short chassis) was built on a 2.7metre chassis, but only 16 were ever built
Delahaye Type 135M front
Delahaye Type 135M. Given the 3557cc inline six, the 135M offered more performance than the standard 135 and could be tuned to 90, 105 or 115bhp
Delahaye Type 135M rear
Delahaye Type 135M. Given the 3557cc inline six, the 135M offered more performance than the standard 135 and could be tuned to 90, 105 or 115bhp and was built on a short chassis
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Delahaye 135 1938. The body was created for the 1936 D6-70 Berlinetta Sport 3L entered in 24 heures du Mans, but the race was cancelled that year, and after exhibiting at various Concours the Figoni body was given to a Delahaye 135 in 1938
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