1952 Delahaye 235

235 coach Chapron


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- Rare model
- Well preserved upholstery
- Seems to be complete
- No reserve

An invoice of 12 December 1963 from the garage Le Marois in Paris (Austin dealers, who also sold Delahaye and Delage parts) shows that this car was purchased for FF 1,200. It was sold with its registration document and the car, registered 3026 CF 75, was a driver, without any doubt. According to service labels, the Delahaye 235 had covered just 68,000 km in 1961, 77,330 km in 1963, and now shows 78,857 km on the odometer. It is one of the 33 so-called "factory" sedans, though the bodywork was by Chapron, but the cars were sold directly by Delahaye, as pointed out by Jean-Paul Tissot, the president of Club Delahaye and the author of the book "Delahaye, la belle carrosserie française." The body of this car seems to be relatively sound, but it is especially the interior that seems to have better withstood the passage of time. The dashboard appears complete with all instruments and switches, except for the missing radio. The beige leather upholstery is well preserved and even the headliner is almost intact, although a bit tarnished. Roger Baillon was particularly fond of the Delahaye 235 sedans, as we are also selling chassis number 818 080, its sister car. Apparently, the three carburetors engine seems still to be equipped with all its accessories.