- Rare early 20th century commercial vehicle
- Interesting preservation
- 3-litre engine
- No reserve
By definition, 'utility' vehicles are used until they wear out, and there are few examples that have resisted the harsh treatment their vocation imposes on them. The condition of this Delahaye Type 43 is worthy of attention. Roger Baillon had started his career in transport with a modest flatbed truck, and perhaps he liked to stand and look at this well-conserved early 20th century truck. Stored in the barn where hay was kept for the animals, it benefitted from a protective environment that helped prevent its deterioration. The wooden structure, in the style of horse-drawn vehicles, is fairly well preserved and the metal brackets and the boards that make up the flatbed are still present. The vehicle sits on wooden-spoked wheels. Underneath the dust, the black leather interior is in great condition and the vehicle appears to be mechanically complete. The four-cylinder flathead engine is 3-litres in size and an owner's plaque reads : M. Boutier, 87 rue Bobillot, Paris. This Delahaye truck, an example of the commercial arm of the marque, is sure to appeal to enthusiasts of commercial vehicles.