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1952 Delahaye 235

Production Years: 1951 - 1954
Country: France

Delahaye is one of the oldest names in automotive history, dating back to 1894. Delahaye, renowned for its success in competitions, including Le Mans, produced the 235 as a successor to the pre-war 135 MS. The car embraces a traditional construction, featuring a body crafted from steel and aluminum by the celebrated coachbuilder Henri Chapron.

 

A rare gem, only 83 model 235s were manufactured, each adorned with coachwork bodies by notable builders such as Chapron, Letourneur et Marchand, Antem, Franay, De Villars, Saoutchik, and more. In 1952, the Delahaye 235 left an indelible mark by breaking the record from Le Cap to Algiers in Africa. Powering this achievement is a six-cylinder, 3.5-liter engine, propelling the car to a top speed of 182 km/hour. The gearbox, a Cotal 4-speed manual with electromechanical shifting, adds to the allure of this historic and performance-driven automobile.

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