Started by MountainDon, February 13, 2007, 12:55:02 AM
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Quote from: MountainDon on March 18, 2008, 08:12:46 PMSexy looking car... 1937 Delahaye Type 145 ChapronThis is a Delahaye Type 145 with bodywork by Chapron and a 4.5-liter V12. This car was known as the 'Million Franc Car.' Two slightly different Delahaye Chapron Coupes were manufactured.In the late 1930s, the French government, offered a million-franc prize to the manufacturer who made the car that could best compete on the international circuit versus the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Alfa Romeo. French designer/engineer Jean-Francois took on the challenge and mounted three low gear-driven camshafts to operate inclined valves via pushrods. The result was a light engine that powered a Delahaye that was twice as powerful as its German and Italian competitors.This car, the non-racing Type 145 GT Coupe, remains a favorite of sports car enthusiast and collectors who love the fusion of power and elegance.
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