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Featuring a semi-monocoque chassis, front independent and rear semi-independent suspension, and generously sized, hydraulically actuated Lockheed brakes, Delahaye’s 175 was among the most modern and advanced cars built anywhere in the world upon its 1948 introduction. The 175 utilized a variant of the 135’s Le Mans-proven, overhead-valve straight six, enlarged from 3.6 to 4.5 liters, featuring a new aluminum block, and capable of a smoothly delivered 165 hp in three-carburetor S specification. The 175 chassis, with its powerful and reliable engine, was intended to launch the company’s postwar success; however, just 107 Type 175s of all specifications were built between 1948 and 1951.

This Delahaye recreation, stamped 815001, shares this number with a surviving 175. It was built in homage to the Type 175 Delahayes and their accomplishments both on and off the track. This car was commissioned with open-cockpit, cycle-fendered coachwork in the style long favored by Delahaye for its GP racers. Circa 2011 this car was acquired by the Mullin Collection via classic car dealer Charles Bronson. Presented in correct French Racing Blue and modeled after the Ecurie Lutetia 175 SC GP car that ran at Le Mans in 1949, 1950, and 1951, this car faithfully reproduces many of that unique car’s features, down to its four-speed, Cotal pre-selector gearbox, three sidedraft carburetor setup, Rudge-style wire wheels, and hand-formed aluminum body. It will make an intriguing addition to its next caretaker’s stable.

*Please note that this vehicle is sold on a Bill of Sale.

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