Ready For Competition: Rare 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition
Streamlined Disappearing Top Convertible by Figoni-Falaschi Coachbuilders, Paris
"This is one of the most elegant creations of Joseph Figoni and one of the most important Delahaye cars."
"The Chassis 46864 is correct in all respects." ---Club Delahaye France Archives
In 1936, this car was referred to as "The Talk of Paris".
Piece Unique. Only one of this elegant design made.
One of a very limited number of this historically very important make & model.
First of the renowned Figoni-Falaschi Streamlined Competition Convertibles.
First with Figoni-patented Disappearing Top Convertible (copy of patent available) with folding windshield.
Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) First, 100-points every showing over 17 years; highest level, Premier.
More than 25 Best of Show Awards plus numerous others such as Best Paint, Most Elegant, Best Pre-War, People's Choice, etc.
Highly documented/authenticated, all numbers matching. History book. Original engine #46864 and Figoni body #581. All owners known/documented from new.
Original Owner's manual, build sheet, complete set of tools in matching leather/ostrich pouch, French jack, etc.
Finished in Bleu Foncé (dark blue) paintwork with gris clair (light gray) quill ostrich piped in bleu foncé leather.
Jewel-like turned metal dash with beautiful Jaeger white on black instrumentation.
Leaf spring motif Competition steering wheel.
There pieces of fitted luggage in dark blue quill ostrich with light gray quill ostrich piping.
Rugged 4-speed manual competition transmission.
3.5 liter, 120 hp, six cylinder, Competition engine.
Campaigned by famous French racing team, Guy Mairesse and Paul Vallée. Photo from Claude Figoni of car being raced at Rallye de Monte Carlo in 1949.