In the immediate post-war period Delahaye resumed production of the 135 MS which began began in 1939. This model kept many of the great French coachbuilders such as Figoni et Falaschi, Chapron, Saoutchik and Franay in business.
The post-war 135 retained Delahaye’s familiar straight-six engine fitted with a ‘84R’ high lift camshaft offering 125 bhp @ 4000 rpm. This power was routed through a MK38 Cotal pre-selector gearbox.
Of the custom-bodied cars to emerge out of the immediate post-WWII era, our feature 135 MS Faget Varnet Cabriolet ranks among the very best. With its original two tone paint scheme, streamlined fenders and uncluttered lines, it was made to impress at the Salon de Paris in October of 1949.