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Delahaye Type 145 - 1937
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Delahaye Type 145 - 1937

In 1937, the french discovered a way to get grand prix engine performance at grand touring engine cost. The resulting beauty, the delahaye type 145, remains a favorite of sports-car enthusiasts and collectors who love the fusion of power and elegance.

Specifications performance
Top speed of 162.5 mph engine typedrivetrain: Overhead-cam v12 displacement 270 cu. In. Power rating 235 hp transmission 4-speed manual chassis: Front independent leaf springs rear live-axle, half-elliptic suspension; Cable-operated manual brakes; 1,958 lbs.

About vehicle
A run for the money in the late 1930s, french entrepreneurs, in con¬junction with the government, offered a million-franc prize to the manufacturer who made the car that could best compete on the international circuit. Designer jean-francois took the challenge and-came up with a brilliant concept: He mounted three low gear-driven camshafts to operate incline valves via pushrods. The result was a light car that was twice as powerful as its german and italian, competitors. a work of art no more than a dozen or so of these magnificent 4.5-liter v12s w7ere made, but the chassis have changed hands repeatedly over the years, with many fascinating modifications. In the 1980s, california enthusiast bill hinds acquired a series of type 145s, added beautiful carved door window garnish rails to the already striking side- pocket profile, and turned them into dynamic art deco sculptures.
Tins powerful, light automobile won le million as a one-seater, lemans and mille-miglia as a two-seater.

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