Things didn’t take long. In less than a week, the Cotal gearbox that we had sent to Auto Classique Touraine, came back to us.It has been completely dismantled, revised, the aspect of some gear teeth has been corrected. But the… Read More »1948 – Delahaye 135M Cabriolet Grand Luxe – Cotal gearbox
Just arrived at Auto Classique Touraine, the box has been opened and disassembled. The diagnosis is rather good: most of the wear is due to its age. But the electromagnets are almost new. They have been rebuilt 10 years ago.… Read More »1948-Delahaye 135M Cabriolet Grand Luxe – Cotal gearbox.
The last four “Soft Auctions”, after the Aston Martin (1931) and the Rochet-Schneider (1930), will concern four Delahayes. As explained on the website, the soft auctions are a mixed system of auction and private sale. The cars are visible in… Read More »The four Delahayes put up for sale by JWA Classic.
The steering wheel (leather coverded) of the Delahaye is back. It has been installed and adjusted. The dashboard has received its leather covering. The fuel hoses had been changed. Soon, when the weather allows it, a video on the road.
The re-varnishing operation was a success.As well for the dashboard as for the wooden parts of the doors. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for the steering wheel.We have to wait.
I went to our cabinetmaker to get the woodwork. All the veneers have been restored and varnished on the door panels and on the dashboard. Very nice work. All this will be reassembled soon.
The sheet metal of the body is not in too bad condition.The metal used in 1947 was of good quality.The wooden structure, on the other hand, has to be completely rebuilt. No part of it can be preserved. Even the… Read More »First day : First overview of the situation