Estimate: Refer Department
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: 818029/7002
Presented at the 1951 Paris Auto Salon, the stunning 235 was an attempt at updating the pre-war Type 135 for the 1950s. Most noticeable was the new modern ponton-style bodywork, with the full width front designed by chief designer Philippe Charbonneaux. The mechanics were credited to Fernand Lacour. The prototypes body was manufactured by Motto in Italy, and a total of just 84 Types 235 were built. The 235 was originally sold only in chassis form and received bodywork from various coachbuilders, including the legendary Henri Chapron, but also from Figoni, Saoutchik, Antem, and others.
The engine was a 3.6 liter inline six with three downdraught Solex carburettors and 152 hp (113 kW) at 4,200 rpm. The 235 effectively replaced the larger Type 175 in the marketplace. It's top speed was around 170 km/h (106 mph).