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  • RefCode: TA1156285
  • Make: DELAHAYE
  • Model: 135
  • Derivative: S COMPÉTITION COURT
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,936
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Auction: 25th May 2019 - RM Sotheby's - Villa Erba Auction

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Villa Erba event, 25 May 2019. Fascinating period race history, including participation in the 1939 24 Hours of Le MansBenefitting from known ownership from newEligible for numerous vintage racing and concours events This Delahaye 135 S Compétition Court, bearing chassis number 46810, was purchased in November 1935 by Lucy Schell, the Irish-American racecar driver. Mrs. Schell spent most of her life in France running L'Ecurie Bleu with her husband Laury during the second half of the 1930s. Chassis number 46810 was then subsequently sold to the Marseille driver René Carrière who kept the car as part of Schells LEcurie Bleu.The Delahaye 135 S race cars made their first appearance at the 3 Hours of Marseille on the May 23, 1936. The car was also entered in the 1936 Le Mans 24 Hours, which was unfortunately cancelled due to strikes in France. It took part in the Comminges Grand Prix on August 9, 1936, amongst other races later that year, including at theTourist-Trophy in Belfast and the Donington Grand Prix. Later, Delahayes management entrusted Laury and Lucy Schell to run manage their cars and racing team, with the factorys technical assistance under the banner of L'Ecurie Bleu. To compete in the 1936 racing season, the three cars officially entered by L'Ecurie Bleu were given the nickname 'Blue Buzz', because of their sky-blue color and the muffled sound of their engine which reminded them of a flying drone, with the subject car being known as 'Blue Buzz II'. At the beginning of the 1939 season, Joseph Paul created L'Ecurie Francia and had three 135 S rebodied by the Chappes Frères, with notably more aerodynamic front panels, which included this car.Eugène Chaboud would be the last owner to race the Delahaye in period prior to the outbreak of WWII in 1939, and he competed at a number of locations including Pau, Montlhéry, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In October of 1940, Chaboud sold the car to a Monsieur Grivillet, who owned the car for anincredible thirty years, selling it in 1970. During Grivillets ownership, the car was rebodied by Carrosserie Hebmüller in 1952. Passing to Jacques Vincent in 1973, the car was exported to Belgium where it remained with two subsequent owners, the second being Martin Braquet-Arens, who kept the car from 1979-1991. Sold to an owner in the Netherlands in 1991, it was returned to its native France several years later when purchased by the consignor, a collector of rare Delahayes. A new body was created by Carrosserie Bonnefoy with aluminum coachwork identical to the cars lost 1939 body through studying numerous period photos. Furthermore, the car is noted to retain its original engine, exceptionally rare for a racing car of this era. The engine had been removed for the car for some time but was eventually reunited with its original chassis. It is accompanied by a large history file which includes numerous period photos. The current owner states that this car wants for nothing and only asks to be drivenon great racetracks. It remains eligible for many significant concours and vintage racing events and would be a thrilling addition to any collection.DATERACE NUMBEREVENTDRIVERS RESULTAugust 9, 19364First race, Grand Prix du CommingesRené CarrièreDNFSeptember 5, 19369Tourist-Trophy, BelfastGeo FieldDNFSeptember 20, 193657Course de Côte du Mont VentouxRené Carrière1stOctober 3, 193622Donington Grand PrixRené Carrière and Geo Field8thMay 16, 193712First race, Tunisia and Carthage Grand PrixRené Carrière3rdMay 16, 193712Second race, Tunisia and Carthage Grand PrixRené Carrière3rdMay 16, 193712Third Race, Tunisia and Carthage Grand PrixRené Carrière2ndApril 2, 193922Grand Prix de PauEugène ChaboudDNFApril 8-15, 19392Critérium Paris-NiceEugène Chaboud1stMay 7, 193952Coupe de Paris à MontlhéryEugène Chaboud12May 7, 193952Grand Handicap OlazurEugène ChaboudDNFMay 21, 1939UNKNOWNFirst race, Grand Prix d'AnversEugène Chaboud7thMay 21, 1939UNKNOWNSecond race, Grand Prix d'AnversEugène Chaboud6thMay 21,1939UNKNOWNThird race, Grand Prix d'AnversEugène Chaboud6thJune 17-18, 19391924 Hours of Le MansEugène Chaboud, Yves Giraud-CabantousDNFAugust 4, 193918Grand Prix du Comminges à Saint GaudensEugène ChaboudDNFTo view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/ve19.

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  • RefCode: TA1156284
  • Make: DELAHAYE
  • Model: 135
  • Derivative: M SPORT
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,948
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Auction: 25th May 2019 - RM Sotheby's - Villa Erba Auction

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Villa Erba event, 25 May 2019. Beautiful coupé coachwork by HebmüllerTasteful black over dark green colour combination In October of 1940, Eugène Chaboud, the talented French racing driver, handed over his Delahaye 135 S Compétition Court (chassis number 46810) racing car to a Mr. Grivelet, an important wine merchant living in Paris. It was subsequently re-registered in Paris under the number 3760 RN, where it would remain for the duration of Second World War.After the conclusion of hostilities, Mr. Grivelet decided to rebody his Delahaye. It was common at the time to use a high performance Delahaye chassis and drivetrain as a basis create new coachwork designed by one of the many great coachbuilders of the time. This testifies of the passion and exquisite taste of Mr. Grivelet, who commissioned the artisans at Hebmüller to build a majestic and unique 2-3 seater coupe with a sunroof and retractable rear window. A renowned coachbuilder in Wülfrath, Germany,Hebmüller were famous for important works on Mercedes-Benz 540 K, BMW 328, Packard in the pre-war era, and were also well known for their design of specific Volkswagen Beetle cabriolets.Enjoying his prized possession for many years, Mr. Grivelet finally sold this coupe in 1970.After changing hands between a few Delahaye collectors, its current owner acquired the car in 2011. At that time, the bodywork is removed from the chassis and placed into storage. Six years later, the consignor decided embarked on a light restoration of the body and fitted it to a perfectly restored 1948 Delahaye 135 M chassis and drivetrain, (chassis no. 800870). Delahayes 135 M engines have proven themselves for many years to be reliable powerplants, providing ample flexibility and responsiveness. This particular car combines the prestige of the Delahaye name with the unique coachwork from Hebmüller.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/ve19.

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