Delahaye 1936

132 — discontinued in July
134  
154 — discontinued
138 — discontinued in autumn
135  
148 — new model (Paris)

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Sales of the smallest type 132 slows down and production was stopped in July. Only just over 100 of them were sold between 1934 and 1936.
In spring the 4-cylinder 134 becomes 134 N (new) with more power achieved by fitting a new carburettor and wheel base extended by 9 cm. Since October last year this models has new, perforated wheels and a grille with painted surround.
The 6-cylinder 138 with longer chassis was launched at Paris Show last year. Like the 4-cylinder models since October '35 it has painted grille and new wheels.
135 sports models benefits from lower and longer chassis. The range is extended with Compétition model powered by larger engine with three carburettors. This model is also available on request with the chassis shortened to 270 cm and not to be confused with a limited series (16 ex.) of the 135 Special also with 270 cm wheelbase but built exclusively for sport competition.
At the Paris Motor Show in October Delahaye lauched the new type 148 which replaces the 138. It is built on an all-new 335 cm wheelbase chassis with hydraulic brakes. Initally available as a spacious saloon and limousine built by Autobineau and obviously in bare chassis for coachbuilt.
Also new are lower bodies for the smaller 134N, a Cotal optional gearbox, which replaces the preselctive Wilson.
The 135 rangs has been revised and next year will be available as 18 CV Sport and 20 CV Compétition, both with 3-carbutettor option.
Cabriolet décapotable Types 134 & 138 Berline without centre pillar Type 138 Coach 4 places Type 138
Conduite intérieure Normandie Type 134 Berline Chapron Type 138 Roadster Type 135
Conduite intérieure Autobineau Type 134 Conduite intérieure série Type 134 Torpedo cabriolet Labourdette Type 135
Berline aérodynamique Type 134 Conduite intérieure Autobineau Type 138 Conduite intérieure Labourdette Type 135
 

132, 134 and 154

    4 cyl.
1832 cm³
34 ch
4 cyl.
2150 cm³
45 ch
4 cyl.
2150 cm³
45 ch
4 cyl.
2150 cm³
50 ch
  wb: 10 CV 12 CV 12 CV 12 CV
chassis 286 cm 132 134 - -
berline 286 cm 132 134 - -
coach 286 cm 132 134 - -
cabriolet 286 cm - 134 - -
chassis 315 cm - - 154 134N
familiale 315 cm - - 154 134N
commerciale 315 cm - - 154 134N
chassis 295 cm - - - 134N
berline Normandie 295 cm - - - 134N
berline Autobineau 295 cm - - - 134N
berline aérodynamique 295 cm - - - 134N
berline aérodynamique 295 cm - - - 134N
cabriolet 295 cm - - - 134N
134 and 154 replaced with 134N in spring.

Berline Normandie Cabriolet Familiale 7 places long wheel base
Berline aérodynamique with centre pillar Berline aérodynamique without centre pillar Commerciale long wheel base

134N longue conduite intérieure model '37.
 

138

    6 cyl.
3227 cm³
90 ch
  wb: 18 CV
chassis 322.5 cm 138
berline Chapron 322.5 cm 138
berline aérodynamique 322.5 cm 138
conduite intérieure sans malle 322.5 cm 138
conduite intérieure Autobineau 322.5 cm 138
cabriolet 4 places 322.5 cm 138

 

135

  6 cyl.
3227 cm³
95 ch
6 cyl.
3227 cm³
113 ch
6 cyl.
3557 cm³
120 ch
wb: 295 cm 18 CV 18 CV 20 CV
chassis Sport Coupe des Alpes Compétition
roadster
coach
coach profilé
torpedo cabriolet
       
wb: 270 cm     20 CV
chassis     Compétition


135 Sport coach as seen at Paris Show in October last year.

135 coach Chapron in its initial shape for 1936.

135 coach Chapron modified during the year with different wheels, re-shaped wings, chrome strip along the belt line and external spare wheel..

135 roadster Chapron.

135 Sport cabriolet Chapron.

135 Sport cabriolet Chapron was launched at the concours d'élégance de L'Auto in June.

135 Sport cabriolet Chapron.

135 Sport coach aérodynamique 4 places Labourdette.

135 Sport roadster Labourdette in its final form was introduced in spring.

135 Compétition court (short) by Figoni & Falaschi in June '36.

The 135 Compétition by Fogoni & Falaschi on a rotating platform in the centre of the Delahaye stand at Paris Motor Show in October.

This sensational aerodynamic 135 roadster was designed by Géo Ham and built by Figoni & Falaschi on a short-wheelbase Compétition chassis of 270 cm. A very avant-garde model is distinguished by its integrated headlights and its very enveloping tapered wings covering almost completely all four wheels. This car attracted attention of the Aga Khan during his visit to the Grand Palais. He acquired it after having asked to have it repainted more discreetly the day after the Salon. On the Delahaye stand, the 135 Grand Sport roadster sports had indeed rather showy colors: orange and ivory.

135 z nadwoziem Figoni & Falaschi zaprezentowany w Paryżu.

The roadster repainted for the Aga Khan in one dark shade.
 

148

wb: 335 cm 6 cyl.
3557 cm³
90 ch
chassis  
berline  
limousine  


148 berline Autobineau.

148 limousine Autobineau.
 

           
           

 

The last two of the last year's special 135 series are the high-sided roadsters participating in the 1936 Monte Carlo Rally, where they finish at 12th and 44th places. In the same rally, in January 1936, a brand new Type 135 Special made a sensational debut, finishing 2nd in the overall standings. Laury and Lucy Schell achieved 640.6 points against 641 points for the winning Ford V8 48.
The same cars participated in the ACF Grand Prix of France finishing 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. In total 16 cars of this type were built with Low, 270 cm wheelbase chassis and 3.6-litre engines developing 152 bhp allowing top speed of 185 km/h.
Races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
 3h de Marseille 24.05.1936       135CS Paris 1st
            135CS Schell 2nd
            135CS Brunet 3rd
French GP 28.06.1936         135CS Paris/Mongin 2nd
          78 135CS Brunet/Zehender 3rd
                4th
                5th
GP de la Marne 05.07.1936              
24h Spa 11-12.07.1936         135CS Mongin/Le Begue  
          135CS Schell/Carriére  
24h Le Mans 14-15.07.1936   cancelled        
GP du Comminges 09.08.1936              

Brunet / Zehender's Delahaye 135 Special in Grand Prix ACF (French GP) in June.

Delahaye 135 (za Bugatti) na trasie Grand Prix Francji w Linas-Montlery.
 
Rallies:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
25.01-02.02.1936 Rallye Monte Carlo 5 3 3 41   Schell 2nd
          21   Ambauld 12th
          22   Siko / des Forest 44th

Ch. Ambauld's Delahaye 135 in Monte Carlo.

Odette Siko and Simone des Forest finished RMC 44th.

Lucy and Laury Schell took 2nd place in RMC driving the 135 Compétition with 3.6 litre engine.