It is on April 6, 1947 that the Delahaye factories delivers to the coachbuilder Chapron the chassis 800.486.The choice for the bodywork will be a 2-seater convertible with disappearing top named “Vedette”.It will be presented at the Paris Salon in… Read More »The Vedette at the Salon de Paris
The Delahaye 135 MS Vedette entered the JWA Classic collection in late 2017.Its previous owner had owned it since 1962 but she had been stolen, repainted black and then recovered. It had not been driven for over 20 years.
The work is progressing more slowly than expected, but it is progressing nonetheless.The health crisis and the lockdown are not making things easier.Well, that being said, the metal sheets that will be placed on the door posts are finished. It’s… Read More »Delahaye 135 MS Vedette
The first Delahaye 235 (#818.003) bodied by Henri Chapron has entered the JWA Classic collection in 2009. She is still in a remarkable original condition even after thousands of kilometers on the roads of France
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