1937 Delahaye 145 Chapron Coupe
- Brand: Delahaye
The 1937 Delahaye 145 Chapron Coupe is a classic car that was produced by the French automaker Delahaye. It was designed by renowned coachbuilder Henri Chapron and is considered to be one of the most beautiful cars of its era.
The Delahaye 145 was first introduced in 1936 as a race car, and it quickly made a name for itself on the track. It was powered by a 4.5-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produced 160 horsepower, which was quite impressive for its time. The car's chassis was also advanced for the period, featuring independent front suspension and a semi-elliptical rear suspension.
In 1937, Henri Chapron was commissioned to build a coupe version of the Delahaye 145, and he created a stunning design that featured sleek, flowing lines and a beautiful two-tone paint scheme. The coupe was also fitted with a luxurious interior, featuring leather upholstery and polished wood trim.
The Delahaye 145 Chapron Coupe is now considered to be one of the most valuable and desirable classic cars in the world. Only a handful were ever produced, and they are highly sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts alike. In 2016, one example sold at auction for over $6 million, making it one of the most expensive cars ever sold.
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