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  Delahaye 145 Chapron Coupe
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1937
Numbers built:2
Designed by:Chapron
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:April 01, 2013
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Engine
Configuration 60º V12
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction magnesium alloy block, aluminium alloy head
Displacement 4,496 cc / 274.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 75.0 mm (3 in) / 84.7 mm (3.3 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Stromberg Carburettor
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 185 bhp / 138 KW @ 4,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 41 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis steel tubular ladder frame
Front suspension lower wishbones, transverse friction dampers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
Steering worm and nut
Brakes servo assisted, cable operated drums all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,700 kilo / 3,748 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,700 mm (106.3 in) / 1,347 mm (53 in) / 1,362 mm (53.6 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.11 bhp / kg
Top Speed 230 km/h (143 mph)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Delahaye - Styling and Design, by Richard Adatto and Diane Meredith
  • Delahaye, Le Grand Livre, by J. Dorizon, F. Peigney and J.-P. Dauliac
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