The automobile company Delahaye existed in France from 1894 to 1954. During this time, she managed to become famous as a manufacturer of probably the most beautiful cars in the entire history of the industry.
A feature of Delahaye was that, along with ordinary cars, trucks and buses equipped with a factory body, the company gave a whole range of chassis to the body shop and manufactories, which were made to order – in 1-10 copies – specific bodies reflecting the stormy the imagination of designers. Thanks to this, almost all Delahaye cars have gone down in history as unique; among the cars of one model it was difficult to find two of the same. So, here are the most beautiful cars of the XX century!
1949, Delahaye 175 S Roadster, bodywork by car designer and bodywork master Jacques Savchik (Sauchik). Savchik – nee Yakov Savchuk – emigrated to France from Ukraine at the beginning of the 20th century and developed bodies for luxury brands: Delahaye, Bugatti, Pegaso.
1936, Delahaye 135 Competition coupé, bodywork of the manufactory Figoni et Falaschi, a French company founded by two Italians in the mid-1920s and lasting until the mid-1950s.
1949, Delahaye 135M Cabriolet, bodywork by Jacques Sauchik.
1934, Delahaye 135M Narval Cabriolet, Body by Figoni & Falaschi.
1952, Delahaye 235 MS 2 door, bodywork by Henri Chapron, one of the leading French automotive designers of the 1950s. Chapron is well known for his collaboration with Citroën (for example, the legendary Citroën DS belongs to his work).
1937, Delahaye 145 Chapron coupé. An early example of a company collaborating with Henri Chapron.
1938, Delahaye 165 Cabriolet body by Figoni & Falaschi.
1950, Delahaye 235M Pillarless Saloon, body work studio Ghia. The Carrozzeria Ghia company (Turin, Italy) was founded in 1916 and is still operating, working with the world’s leading car brands.