Iconic Classics – 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi

1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe by Figoni et FalaschiIf I were any grumpier today, my head would explode.  But this Delahaye by Figoni and Falaschi might help brighten the mood =]

Sold by RM Auctions in 2013’s Arizona event for $1.54-million, this Delahaye 135 MS Coupe is the ultimate anti-depressant in creme white. This one-off even flies French-flag colors in the grille and red leather inside for a perfectly Parisian mood.

Every inch of the bodywork, the rear-hinged coach doors and slip-stream rear end was all created by master craftsmens’ hands. The result is one of the most beautiful cars of all time.

 

1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi

160 hp, 3,557 cc inline overhead valve six-cylinder engine, Cotal electro-mechanical four-speed gearbox, independent front suspension with transverse leaf spring, live rear axle with quarter elliptic springs, and four-wheel assisted mechanically-actuated Bendix drum brakes. Wheelbase: 114 in. (2,900 mm)

• Offered with an invitation to the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

• Displayed on the Figoni et Falaschi stand at the 1938 Paris Salon

• Concours restoration by marque specialists Atelier Automobiles Anciennes Dominique Tessier and overseen by Mr. Claude Figoni

• Desirable MS racing engine

• From the Estate of John M. O’Quinn

1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi

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1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi

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