1949 Delahaye « 175 S Roadster »

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150000 - 200000 EUR
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Result : 206 636EUR
1949 Delahaye « 175 S Roadster »
French registration title This Delahaye is one of the very few survivors of the confidential 4.5-litre presented at the 1948 Paris Motor Show, which was available in 3 wheelbases: short (175), medium (178) and long (180); born 180, it was ordered new by an industrialist from Valenciennes, with the 160 hp/3 carburettor engine option The original bodywork, a heavy limousine designed by Letourneur & Marchand, disappeared in the 1980s, and it was at that time that the rolling chassis was shortened to a wheelbase of 2.80 m (shorter than an original 175) The rolling chassis was acquired by an enlightened enthusiast in the mid-2000s, who undertook a meticulous restoration (chassis, running gear and engine) before designing an incredible Roadster body himself; the wooden frame was made by the Marcadier brothers, while the sheet metal work was entrusted to the Cornubert bodyshop, the whole reconstruction being perfectly documented The breathtaking result was enhanced by a whole host of details, created by the owner himself ; completed in the mid-2010s, the car has since covered around 3,000 km, winning the admiration of novices and connoisseurs alike An authentic Delahaye 4.5-litre Roadster, bodied by Figoni or Saoutchik, can now be traded for several million euros; this personal creation of a 175 S Roadster will enable lovers of the marque and legendary coachbuilders to afford the myth for barely 10% of the value of a real one; please note that the car’s registration title still state CI (Conduite Intérieure) and 6 seats (No MOT)
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