Delahaye is one of the firms who's Grand Turismo cars have been famous for years; they were amongst the pioneers of the French motor industry, having opened their first workshop back in 1896. They won a reputation for high quality engineering from the start.
The Delahaye 135, also known as “Coupe des Alpes” after a success in the event, was first presented in 1935 and signified Delahaye's decision to build sportier cars than before. A larger engined (3,557 cc) 135M version was introduced in 1936. Largely the same as the regular 135, the new engine offered 90, 105, or 115 hp with either one, two, or three carburettors. As with the 135/138, a less sporty, longer wheelbase version was also built, called the “148”. The 148 had a 3,150 mm wheelbase, or 3,350 mm in a seven-seater version. On the two shorter wheelbases, a Delahaye 134N was also available, with a 2,150 cc four