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Cars of the French company Delahaye of the period 1935-1954. considered masterpieces of world art.
This is mainly the merit of such bodywork studios as Figoni & Falaschi, Guillore, Chapron, Labourdette, Letourneur & Marchand and Saoutchik, who produced exquisite and inimitable bodies for models of this brand.
However, Delahaye's chassis were also renowned for their reliability and performance in racing, which contributed to Delahaye's reputation as one of the leading luxury automakers in Europe.
It cars attracted hundreds of people at the Paris Motor Show almost every year, but only kings, magnates and show business stars became their owners.
Delahaye was founded in 1894 by Emile Delahaye.
After his departure in 1901, it became the property of the Morane family, to which it belonged until 1954.
Throughout the 20s. was in the shadows, producing mainly trucks and agricultural equipment, but with the arrival of engineer Jean Francois and racing driver Lucy Schell became known for its lightweight and powerful sports models.
The most important contribution to the history of the brand was made by the Delahaye 135 model, which successfully performed in races and was sold in 1935-1939 and 1946-1951.
The company also produced the more prestigious 12-cylinder 145 and 165 models, as well as the post-war Delahaye 175.
In the early 50s. there was little demand for luxury cars, and sales of commercial models were difficult.
In 1954, Delahaye merged with Hotchkiss, but within a year both firms had left the scene.