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  Delahaye 135 S Competition Roadster
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1936
Numbers built:14 - 16
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 28, 2015
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Chassis 46084 This 135 Special was sold new to Daniel Porthaud, who raced under the pseudonym 'Danniell'. Completed late in 1935, it was clothed with a lightweight cycle-fender body by Marcel Pourtout. The car was raced extensively for several years, reportedly competing in over 50 events>>>

Chassis 46094 One of the earliest Delahaye 135 Spéciales built, this example was sold through the Schell's to one of the their close friends, Joseph Paul. He raced the car very successfully for many years, reportedly competing in over 50 races. Among the victories he scored with this>>>

Chassis 46625 Chassis 46625 was delivered new to Pierre Louis Dreyfus, who raced under the alias 'Helde'. He is believed to have immediately sold the car on to Henri Langlois, who in turn used the pseudonym Jacques Seylair. Langlois would go on to campaign the car extensively during the 1>>>

Chassis 47186 Joining a stable of over 50 competition cars, this Delahaye 135 S was acquired new by chocolate millionaire Jacques Menier along with a sister car. While he used the other 135 S on the road, this example was actually raced but only four times by Phillippe Maillard-Brune befo>>>

Chassis 47187 Fitted with a competition roadster body by O. Lecanu-Deschamps, this 135 S was sold new to Rene le Begue. He raced the car extensively, competing in 12 events in its first season. Le Begue impressed with a second-place finish and class victory in the 1936 Spa 24 Hours. His e>>>

Chassis 47188 The first of a pair of the two works cars, this example was raced by the factory only once at the Marne Grand Prix in 1936. It was subsequently sold to Tom Clarke in the United Kingdom and re-registered DUV870. In 1937, it was driven to outright victory in the Donington 12 H>>>

Chassis 47190 This Delahaye 135 S was ordered new by amateur racer Henri Toulouse, who raced under the pseudonym 'Michel Paris'. It was entered in the 1936 24 Hours of Le Mans, which was sadly cancelled. Toulouse did manage to win the Grand Prix de Marseille before suffering a career-endi>>>


  Article Image gallery (95) Chassis (7) Specifications