Featues of Minichamps 1939 Delahaye Type 165 Cabriolet
Consisting of 95 Parts with 59 Decorations:
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As one of the most extravagant supercars of the world, this convertible design was first shown in 1938 at the Paris Motor Show in Paris Bercy. It was built based on the V12 145 race car chassis, it was awarded for radical performance and elegance. Moreover, it is only a few cars, which have gotten the rare V12 Delahaye motor.
Of all convertible designs by Figoni et Falaschi this is the most coherent.The lines dividing the profile, hides the air outlets as the door handles.The use of chromium covered the design elements of the body. The showcar was sent from Paris to the United States and was probably the only functioning V12 Delahaye there. In 1973, got the top marks of the Classic Car Club of America. It was established in 1976, 1978 and 1990 shown in Pebble Beach and is currently owned by Robert Lee.
A second car was for the New York World Fair built in 1938 and exhibited at the French pavilion. It was like the first Delahaye, but without functioning engine. The war in Europe, the ownership was unclear and it lingered in American customs for 6 years. Finally, it ended up in an exhibition in California with a Cadillac V8 engine with automatic transmission.
In the 80s the original engine was imported from Germany and combined with the car and shown in 1992 in Pebble Beach. In 2006, it was there again presented along with other models Delahaye. © supercars.net