Delahaye 135 MS Roadster Saoutchik (1:43, Chromes Ilario)


  • Delahaye 135 MS Roadster Saoutchik (from 1949)
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  • Chromes Ilario
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • white (brilliant finish)
  • CHRO041
  • Limited (pieces not known)
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  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original package exists
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Saoutchik was a cabinet maker when he moved to Paris from his home in Ukraine around 1900, but he didn’t take long to establish himself in the fledgling automotive coachbuilding industry and he showed a consistent flair over the next 50 years which puts him among the very elite of automotive designers.

His designs borrowed little from other designers, and along with names such as Figoni et Falaschi, Chapron, Franay and de Letourner et Marchand, Saoutchik was one of the foremost designers of exquisite Art Deco coachwork during the 20s and 30s.
Having fulfilled its exhibition duties, it then passed through a succession of other flamboyant owners, including actress Diana Dors.

The final word on this stunning automobile goes to Ian Kelleher, President and Chief Operating Officer, RM Auctions

“Following the financial depression of World War II, there were few collectors with the means, flamboyance and flair to commission a car as exotic as this Saoutchik Roadster. Arguably the most desirable post-war, coachbuilt automobile of all time, it is truly a masterpiece of the coachbuilder’s art. Eye-catching and exotic, it is wonderful to drive and combines superlative styling on a chassis of competition quality.”

Cette Delahaye 135M a été carrossée par Jacques Saoutchik à Neuilly, dans la banlieue de Paris, et a été exposée sur le stand Saoutchik au Salon de l'auto de Paris 1949. Le premier propriétaire fut George Dawson, un riche Anglais, qui ensuite la vendue en 1950 à Mme Mitchell en Suisse. Le propriétaire actuel a acquis le véhicule en 1961 et a commencé sa restauration en 1987, l'auto est toujours en Suisse. Cette Delahaye a été présenté au Concours d'Élégance de Bagatelle à Paris en 1991 et a remporté le prix pour les convertibles français. Presentée par deux fois au Concours de Pebble Beach 1992 et en 2012. Egalement à Rétromobile 2012 à Paris. Miniature réalisée avec l'accord du Club Delahaye.




Author: wolfram

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