Visitors to the 1935 Paris Auto Salon were treated to a surprise at the Delahaye stand with the unveiling of the marque’s superb new Type 135. An accomplished road car, the Type 135 was also a formidable competition machine, and it marked Delahaye’s triumphant return to international motorsport. Wins, podiums, and records soon followed in prestigious events like the Monte Carlo Rally, Mille Miglia, Le Mans 24 Hours, and Ulster TT. In celebration of the Type 135 wining the grueling Coupe des Alpes rally, Delahaye introduced a new high-performance variant named for the event. The Type 135 Coupe des Alpes became the first of many sporting versions of the model that remained in production until the early 1950s.