1946 Delahaye 145 Gallery


1946 Delahaye 145 Gallery

1946 Delahaye 145 Gallery

Motivated by their racing success, Henri Chapron bought two used Delahaye Type 145 competition cars to rebody them in his own way. With performance credentials to win events like the Pau Grand Prix, this chassis was one of the fastest in its day – a very special Type 145 adorned with simple cigar bodywork won a million francs from the French government for breaking the speed record at Montlhery.

With such a potent chassis and graceful body design to complement it, these two Coupes became Chapron’s masterwork. It’s obvious he had a keen sense to rebody Delahaye’s most sporting chassis, even if it meant including complicated racing engines that were difficult to repair.

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