Thursday

Cars as Art


There are some cars that are so remarkable that they border on being works of art. Take the Delahaye (and we wish we had one to take, too).

Even among the cars that made French design beautiful works of art between the World Wars, the 1937 Delahaye Type 135 Competition stood out from the pack. It actually didn't have that much horsepower for its size and engine but what it lacked in horsepower it more than made up for in style with coachwork by Figoni & Falaschi. But, it had enough horsepower to make a great run on the day's racing circuit.

The Type 135Ms are an absolutely prestigious masterpiece with a surprising racing history and heritage that was formed on stability, robustness, and stamina. The eleven cars (now that's rare) that were made were originally each powered by a water-cooled, inline, six-cylinder, 3.6-liter engine, fitted with a single Solex carburetor, coupled to a four-speed manual transmission.

Another work of art, in a more business vein, was the sedan version of the 135, which now stirs memories of the Batmobile, no less. All of the Delahaye cars did well both on the racing circuit and in the new car showroom of the times, but they didn't last. What I wouldn't give for one of those to be sitting in my garage...

If your car was bought for reliability (stylish or not) but it spends more time in the dealer's garage than your own, contact us or telephone 1-888-331-6422 Toll Free. Let us get rid of that lemon in your garage. We won't be able to put a Delahaye in your garage, but we can at least help put a car in there that runs right again.

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