Looking to rival the dominant German manufacturers and encouraged by a potential 1 million francs price offered by the French, Delahaye developed a V12-engined competition car during the second half of the 1930s. Against the odds, Delahaye actually succeeded and won the cash price. After the War, several of the competition cars were sold on to be bodied by France's leading coach-builders. One of these was entrusted to Franay, who created this fabulous Cabriolet body. Successfully shown at various events in period, the car was nevertheless separated from the Franay panels in favour of a replica of the cycle-fender body originally fitted. Fortunately, the Franay body was preserved and the current owner re-united the chassis and body. The Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet made its post-restoration at Pebble Beach last month, where it was awarded best in class, and was also nominated for the prestigious best of show award.
At the recent Goodwood Revival, Bruce McLaren's short but successful life was celebrated with a special parade. Among the stars on the track was the unique McLaren M5A BRM, which was one of the very first McLaren Formula 1 cars. The one-off machine was piloted on the occasion by Sir Jackie Stewart.
For the company's second assault at the Dakar Rally, Peugeot has created the 2008 DKR16. An evolution of this year's machine, it is slightly bigger and more powerful. The 2008 DKR16 will be raced by an all-star crew of Stephane Peterhansel, Cyril Despres and Carlos Sainz.

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1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet - Images, Specifications and Information

1967 McLaren M5A BRM - Images, Specifications and Information

2016 Peugeot 2008 DKR16 - Images, Specifications and Information