The highly anticipated 2023 Concours of Elegance will feature the exquisite 1938 Delahaye Type 145 V12 Coupé. One of only four in existence, this iconic vehicle will grace the grounds of Hampton Court Palace from September 1st to 3rd. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to witness the beauty and historical significance of this remarkable automobile, which has earned accolades at prestigious concours events around the world.
A Historical Marvel: The Delahaye Type 145 is renowned for its engineering excellence in the late 1930s. Designed to challenge Mercedes-Benz’s dominant ‘Silver Arrows’ in Grand Prix racing, it boasted an innovative V12 engine generating 185bhp. Notable victories include the Pau Grand Prix and the coveted “Million Franc” prize. The showcased Type 145 Delahaye is the second car from the four-car Ecurie Bleue team. After its racing career, it underwent a transformation with a new body by coachbuilder Henri Chapron Carrossier, resulting in a stylish Grand Luxe Coupé. Meticulously restored, the car now features its original V12 engine.
Having graced major concours events worldwide, including a class win at Pebble Beach Concours, the Delahaye Type 145 V12 Coupé is set to impress at the 2023 Concours of Elegance. This is a rare opportunity for UK enthusiasts to appreciate its exceptional craftsmanship and significance.
James Brooks-Ward, CEO of the Concours of Elegance, expressed delight in hosting this extraordinary vehicle and hinted at more star cars to come. With 70 rare concours cars on display, the event promises an unparalleled experience for automobile enthusiasts and luxury connoisseurs.
Attending the Event: Tickets for the 2023 Concours of Elegance are available now, starting from £35 for half-day entry. Secure your place at this exceptional automotive event by visiting concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets.
Prepare to be amazed as the Delahaye Type 145 V12 Coupé takes center stage at the 2023 Concours of Elegance. With its rich history, innovative design, and undeniable allure, this iconic vehicle will undoubtedly captivate attendees. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness automotive excellence and indulge in the luxury and elegance of the Concours of Elegance.