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1947 – Delahaye 135MS Coupé Chapron : opening of the pre-bidding

Delahaye 135MS Coupé Grand Luxe By Henri Chapron

Delahaye 135MS Coupé Grand Luxe by Chapron: pre-auctions are open from today, 9 January 2023!

The opening price is set at : 326 000 €

1947 - Delahaye 135MS Cabriolet Grand luxe #800.501

We remind you hereafter of the procedure of the pre-auction:

If a bidder declares himself a taker at the above price, the auction will be launched.

If not, the opening price will be regularly reduced until a first bidder is found.

The auctions take place on the internet over a period of 3 to 4 days and start within a week after the official launch.

Please note: to participate in the auctions, you must be registered in advance. Registrations will be open until the first bid is received.

The Delahaye 135MS Coupé #800501 that we offer for sale is one of the very first to have been bodied by Henri Chapron after the end of the war. It was presented at the Paris Salon. Its first owner was a famous Parisian lawyer. In 1992, it participated in the first “Tour de France Automobile”. Its driver told us that it was driving happily at 160 km/h…
A few years later, it was repainted in red and white. In 2009, it entered the JWA Classic collection and was completely restored.

Above, copy of the CHAPRON workshop sheet dated 20/8/1947

See the detailed description of Delahaye #800501 for more details on its history and restoration.

We remind you that Soft Auctions are private auctions. You must be registered to participate.

Please do not hesitate to contact us (contact@jwaclassic.com) for any question regarding the sale or the car.