DALLAS, Aug. 10, 2017 — David Disiere, owner of the winner of First In Class K-2: Delahaye Postwar category in the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will enter a unique Delahaye vehicle in the Postwar closed category at this year’s event commencing August 15, 2017.
The 2016 winning vehicle was a 1948 Delahaye 135 M Faget-Varnet Cabriolet, which Mr. Disiere purchased at the Artcurial Motorcars Auction in February, 2016. It was part of a Roger Baillon collection of sixty vehicles discovered in the French countryside that was deemed the “barn find of the century”. The rare car underwent complete restoration by Stone Barn Automobile Restoration over 11 months before its winning show at the 2016 Concours d’Elegance.
This year’s entry is another rare find: a 1952 Delahaye 235 Coupe, one of only three built by Henri Chapron. The harmonious, curved form of the rear wings set this car apart from the other two, which were given a more angular shape. It is also the first one of its type, marked by the number 7008 on the coupe’s 2/4 seater body.
First exhibited by Delahaye at the 1951 Paris Motor Show, it was offered at a price of 3.8 million francs. The car has since had a limited number of owners, which has ensured its extremely well-preserved condition.
With its 150 bhp six-cylinder engine, Cotal electromagnetic gearbox, unique ‘haute couture’ bodywork and luxury finish, this very rare Delahaye 235 coupe is one of the last examples of the luxury automobile built by the French marque, and will surely be a standout at this years’ Concours d’Elegance that you won’t want to miss.
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