1954 Delahaye 235

Coach Chapron

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    818083
  • Lot number 
    130
  • Reference number 
    130
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Body Number 7079
Last Delahaye 235 made known
Last Delahaye bodied by Chapron
Clear history since the origin
French title

This Delahaye 235 Coach bodied by Chapron was delivered on May 11, 1954. Its first owner would be Pierre Peigney, then director of the brand. It bears the serial number 818083 matching its engine number and bodywork number 7079. It is the last Delahaye to leave Chapron’s workshop on May 20, 1954. In 1957, it was registered in the Eure, at number 725 AND 27 On May 30, 1967, the car dealer Pierre Geslin acquired it and sold it in 1970 to Mr. Peigney, son of Pierre Peigney, residing at Chesnay, in the Yvelines. It then required bodywork. It is therefore entrusted to Chapron establishments in Levallois-Perret for a restoration work extended over three years, from May 26, 1972 to May 1975. The engine was also refurbished by ETS Gasparetto in Puteaux in 1972. The Delahaye 818083 is then sold to Mr Jean-Pierre Villatte - the former president of the Hotchkiss club - in Boulogne, in June 1981. It was registered 0253 JD 23. He sold it in March 1999 to Michel Bouton, in Seine -et-Marne, the registrant 235 BXH 77. It was December 14, 2002 that its current owner acquired it. The car then took the registration 235 SL 89. He has since maintained the car regularly, respecting the frequency of the technical controls and keeping them all. He traveled nearly 15,000 kilometers with the car, mainly during historic rallies. Its cellulosic painting applied by Chapron in the 1970s was preserved and has a beautiful patina. Its interior is in excellent condition and its mechanics rotate like a Swiss chronograph. Its Cotal Double Inverter gearbox has recently been remade. It is an extraordinary car that is now offered for sale. The last known Delahaye 235, the last true Delahaye to tell the truth. A car with a limpid history and which folder is particularly thick. It was also the subject of a comparative article with a Facel Vega FV3 in issue 283 of the magazine Rétroviseur of November 2012.