Elegant three-position drophead coachwork by Chapron, with highly desirable triple carburetors and Cotal pre-select gearbox. Gorgeous presentation with a recently refreshed restoration. Well-suited to tours and road events.
This 1947 Delahaye 135M is a fine example of the kind of elegance and grace that defines Chapron coachwork. This particular body style retains a traditional Classic Era appearance, and is one of the last of its type before the streamlining trends took hold. Sitting low on the chassis and with exquisite proportions, it is a marvelous display of French style, with its full-figured fenders and separate, bullet-style Marchal headlamps. This gorgeous motorcar wears an older, high-quality restoration that has recently been refreshed. Finished in an attractive shade of metallic sage green, the coachwork is in quite fine order, with lovely paintwork, detailing, and pleasing accents such as the painted grille insert, Marchal fog lamps, and Art Deco-inspired bonnet vents. The extensive brightwork is attractive and in good order, showing only some light polish marks consistent with age. Beautiful chrome wire wheels which are shod with period correct Dunlop Fort blackwall tires, and the three-position drophead convertible top is upholstered in dark green to tie the color scheme together beautifully.
Inside, beautiful dark green leather and rich woodwork define the opulent four-place interior. The fresh and taut upholstery is recent, and the rich green color imparts an inviting character. Lovely green carpets line the floors and striking woodwork features on the dash and door panels. The deep, glossy wood is in fine condition, with the unique trim extending all the way around the door panels. Other interior trim and fittings are in excellent order, and the dash features a full array of original instrumentation and switchgear.