Delahaye 1947

134 — discontinued
135  
148  
175  
178  
180  

France

Despite the difficult post-war conditions that do not favor luxury automakers, Delahaye has resumed the manufacture of its 3.5-litre Type 135 for which a few hundred orders have been placed by the autumn of last year. Due to the shortage of raw materials, Delahaye is barely able to meet those demands. As a result, the manufacture of 148 L sedans has been limited and the production of the 134 stopped.
A perfect example of fine construction technique is the Delahaye. This is a low-slung, cream colored, streamlined four-passenger Coupé with a custom-built body by the famous Continental coach-building firm of Figoni and Falaschi. Features of the Delahaye not often found on American cars are: push-button door opening, carefully tailored leather upholstery, chromium-plated engine accessories, Cotal electric gear box, and a complete set of engine instruments on the dashboard. Capable of 97 m.p.h., this car is by no means the fastest model built by Delahaye, as this French firm has had many years experience in the building of Grand Prix racing cars as well as pleasure cars, and has earned a fine reputation in both these fields.
(Road & Track)
 

134

wb: 295 cm. 4 cyl.
2151 cm³
50 ch
4 cyl.
2370 cm³
55 ch
chassis 134N 134G
berline

 

135

wb: 295 cm 6 cyl.
3557 cm³
95 ch
6 cyl.
3557 cm³
115 ch
6 cyl.
3557 cm³
120 ch
6 cyl.
3557 cm³
125 ch
chassis 135M 135M 135MS 135MS
coach Chapron
cabriolet Chapron


135 coach Chapron.

135 cabriolet Guilloré.

135 M cabriolet Guilloré.

135 coach Guilloré.

135 M Dubos.

135 MS Graber

Paris Motor Show


135 cabriolet 'Narval' by Figoni & Falaschi at Paris Show in October.

135 Figoni et Falaschi

135 Figoni & Falaschi « El Glaoui ».

135 cabriolet Guilloré

135 by Pourtout.

135 cabriolet Pourtout.

135 coupé by Pourtout.

135 coach by Dubos.

135 cabriolet Chapron.

135 cabriolet Franay.

135 cabriolet Franay.
 

148 L

wb: 315 cm 6 cyl.
3557 cm³
95 ch
chassis 148L
berline


148 L berline Autobineau.
 

175, 178 and 180

  wb: 6 cyl. 1 carb.
4455 cm³
120 ch
6 cyl. 1carb.
4455 cm³
140 ch
6 cyl. 3 carb.
4455 cm³
140 ch
6 cyl. 3 carb.
4455 cm³
160 ch
chassis 295 cm 175 175 175 175
  315 cm 178 178 - -
  333,5 cm 180 180 - -


175 Narval by Figoni & Falaschi which apeared at Paris Motor Show in October.

175 Narval at Paris Motor Show.

175 cabriolet Chapron at Paris Motor Show.

180 by Letourner & Marchand.
 

           
           

 


Charles Pozzi in GP Pau.
For the 1947 season Delahaye prepared three pre-war 135s with new bodies and entrusted them to Charles Pozzi, Georges Grignard and Eugene Chaboud. Along them a few private cars also made appearances in various events.

GP Pau.

P. Meyrat driving G. Grignard's car. The body of this car comes from the workshops of Olivier Lecanu-Deschamps.