Joining the latest entries for the highly anticipated H and H Imperial War Museum sale, is an attractive and beautifully presented Delahaye Type 135 Speciale sports racers which won numerous high-profile international races during the late 1930s including the 1938 Le Mans 24-hours.
The one of eighteen sought after Delahaye, was constructed by marque enthusiast Jacques Capoulade during the 1980s using genuine Delahaye components. Indeed an imaginative recreation modelled on one of the 1936/37 Ecurie Bleue Team Cars to which he had access.
Described as “a very good looking replica, probably one of the best”, by the marque historian Andre Vaucourt, this amazing evocation has been given an extremely healthy Estimate of £150,000 – 180,000.
Other Outstanding Lots
Other outstanding lots include this remarkable 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre ‘Le Mans’ Style Tourer will also go under the H and H Classics hammer on 17th October 2018.
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The vintage Bentley has matching chassis and engine numbers and was supplied new to the saviour of Bentley Motors and three times Le Mans winner Captain Woolf Barnato.
Originally fitted with open Vanden Plas four-seater coachwork but since rebodied in the style of a Le Mans car.
Mechanically overhauled with thousands of pounds invested into its now exquisite restoration, this particular old girl could be the perfect vehicle to celebrate Bentley’s centenary next year.
1929 ‘Woolf Barnato’ Bentley Tourer & the most original Derby Bentley in the world
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