And here is the important moment when our 1947 Delahaye 135MS bodied as a 2-seater Cabriolet by Henri Chapron is about to get its body back. This one has received a solid frame designed on purpose before being carefully removed… Read More »The “Vedette” is dressed again
The Delahaye 135 bodied by Chapron as a two-seater cabriolet “Vedette” are rare, as we know. By consulting the documentation of the time one can estimate that the production was limited to 7 specimens, perhaps 8 but probably not more.… Read More »We found the fifth Cabriolet Delahaye 135 “Vedette”!
And here we are. The body of the Delahaye Vedette has been reinforced to be removed without damage as shown in the pictures below. Then, all the parts will be dismantled and classified. The chassis will be stripped of its… Read More »1947-Delahaye 135 MS – Vedette – Dismantling operation
The Lyon show closed its doors on Sunday evening.Our Delahaye 135 MS – model “Vedette” by Chapron was very much admired. The bodywork is almost finished. See you in a year for the end of the restoration work! The car… Read More »The Delahaye 135MS Vedette at Epoqu’auto
Among the many Delahaye bodied by Henri Chapron, the two-seater cabriolets are the rarest. The “Vedette” model has a special place. Only four of them have been identified to date. The Delahaye 135MS #800486 is one of them. Its previous… Read More »The “Vedette” soon at the next Epoq’auto
We took advantage of the visit of our expert, Stéphane Bonoron, in Belmont-de-la-Loire, to pay a little visit to Mathieu Bois, who restores the bodywork of the Vedette. It was an informal visit but it confirmed Mathieu’s excellent work. We… Read More »Delahaye 135 MS Vedette1947 – Visit of the expert
The doors of the Vedette model created by Henri Chapron have a particularity: only one hinge is visible at the bottom of the door when it is closed. The holding screws were worn. We had some machined on the same… Read More »1947 – Delahaye 135MS Vedette – Restoration of the hinges.
The “Vedette” model created by Chapron in the aftermath of WWII on a Delahaye 135 chassis remains a truly exceptional and particularly rare model. There are only 4 or 5 left in the world today. Moreover, this 2-seater convertible is… Read More »1947-Delahaye 135MS Vedette by Chapron