When we acquired the car, we were considering body work and a major mechanical overhaul, but the first discoveries made at the beginning of the disassembly convinced us to undertake a complete restoration. Related posts –
A clue forgotten in my yesterday’s post: the date of the invoice from Henri Chapron.The duplicate of the accompanying letter of this invoice is dated November 17. But the 1947 Paris Salon took place from September 23 to October 5.… Read More »1947-Delahaye 135MS Coupé Chapron – Paris Show – 2
A well-informed Internet user has just sent us a picture of the 1947 Paris Show. It is most probably our Delahaye 135MS Coupé that we see there. Concerning the presence of the Delahaye #800501 we already had two clues.First clue:… Read More »1947-Delahaye 135MS Coupe Chapron – Salon de Paris
The Delahaye 135 MS 800.501 Coupé appeared to be in good general condition in her red and white paint when she entered the JWA Classic collection in 2010.But as soon as the stripping started, it appeared necessary to resume a… Read More »1947 – Delahaye 135 MS Coupé by Chapron – Restoration 2
The Delahaye 135 MS 800.501 Coupé entered the JWA Classic collection in late winter 2010.She was then painted in red and white. But we knew that these were not its original colors.The workshop sheet of the coachbuilder Henri Chapron indicated… Read More »1947 – Delahaye 135 MS Coupé by Chapron – Restoration 1
Discover below which cars have aroused the most interest on the site during the last 30 days. Two cars are clearly in the lead:– Delahaye 235 Cabriolet by Chapron (1951)– Delahaye 135 Coupé Grand Luxe by Chapron (1947) Just behind,… Read More »Soft Auctions: ranking of your favorite cars!
This is a rare “Grand Luxe” model finish with its “seagull wings”, its “aviation” bumpers, its – almost – invisible door hinges and its sunroof that was chosen for the Delahaye 135MS 801501. The dashboard is in marquetry inlaid with… Read More »1947 – Delahaye 135MS Coupé Grand Luxe by Chapron
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.