French Car Maker

Design Portfolio: Singular Style

1948 Delahaye 135M Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet. The Delahaye Narval, the fantastic creation of the French coachbuilder Figoni et Falaschi, is named—in French—for the Arctic sea creature it resembles. The graceful lines of the hood, center section, and trunk evoke the shape of the narwhal’s body, and the car’s protruding nose clearly references the […]

Top Shops June 2014: In the Fast Lane

On February 14, a Venom GT supercar by Hennessey Performance (www.hennesseyperformance.com) reached a speed of 270.49 mph at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and became the world’s fastest two-seat production sports car—a distinction that once belonged to Bugatti and Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg. The feat also made Hennessey arguably the world’s top tuning shop: […]

$6.6 Million 1937 Delahaye 135 Roadster

The biggest sale at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance—for this year or any other year—was RM Auctions’ 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster. The Blue Monaco and Straw Yellow roadster was also $3.3 million higher than any Delahaye previously sold at auction. The French marque built about 30 examples of the Type 135 Competition […]

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