Delahaye 135M awarded Best of Show at Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2014

The first-ever Best of Show in the young history of Chantilly Arts & Elegance was won by American collector Peter Mullin. The jury chose his extravagant Delahaye 135M for the top prize, but there was plenty for Carrozzeria Touring to celebrate, too...

The first winner of Chantilly Arts & Elegance certainly deserved the accolade: with its elegantly curved body and the covered wheelarches created by Figoni et Falaschi in 1937, the Delahaye is a glorious piece of Art Deco fantasy. The victory came as a surprise for the Californian Peter Mullin, known for his love of French marques – especially Bugatti: “Our expectations were zero. My wife and I had not expected this success, and we’re all the more excited to be accepting this award against the incredible backdrop of the Château de Chantilly.”

Success for Carrozzeria Touring

Meanwhile, Carrozzeria Touring was honoured with the award for the best concept car, thanks to its stunning Alfa Romeo Disco Volante. Touring’s chief designer Louis de Fabribeckers was understandably thrilled: “I am very proud to receive this award, not only for myself but for the 20 people who were directly involved in the car. Next year, we will show something new from our company, here in Chantilly.”

Photos: Rémi Dargegen for Classic Driver © 2014

Classic Driver was reporting from the Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2014, kindly supported by Richard Mille. All articles from Chantilly are summarised here.