1936 DELAHAYE 132 COACH TOURAINE

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Result : 38 400EUR

1936 DELAHAYE 132 COACH TOURAINE

Serial number 46321
Bodywork by Sical
A unique past
Real second hand since 1997
Beautiful state of old restoration
French collection title

This Delahaye 132 Coach Touraine was bodied by Sical and was put into circulation in 1936. Acquired new by Madame Vielle, from a family of lace-makers in Lens, the Delahaye did not cover many kilometers but seems to have been driven during the Second World War according to the painting which adorned it before its restoration. After the death of Madame Vielle, her son had the Delahaye on hold in 1953, in the office adjoining the large dining room, accessible from the outside from the interior courtyard of the buildin. It stayed there for 44 years, until the building was sold in 1997. However, the building had changed over time and the Delahaye found itself imprisoned. The family thus contacted Club Delahaye in order to solve this problem and avoid the destruction of this family heritage which represented the car. This is how its current owner, then administrator of the Club, tells us about his discovery and rescue in the Club newsletter:
"" She's been up there for more than forty years, I've been looking for an honest solution to move her for more than 10 years, and I only have 3 months left before the new owner of the building cuts her up "had specified General to our President Looten. "I must also tell you," he continued, "that it will not be easy: the car is today on the first floor of a building which is in what became an interior garden, accessible by a car but not by a crane or any lifting machine. "Our president, precisely concerned, spoke about it around him and this is how, a few days later, last December, intrigued and the excited curiosity, I found myself in the north of France and there I discovered this little 1936 Delahaye 132 10 CV coach with antiquated charm, placed on its holds since 1953. It is the very type of Madame's car of the time, respectfully kept because it was Mom
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