Container find: 1939 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet by Letourneur et Marchand

By now the word “Barn Find” is rather inflated and often used inappropriately, which is why we were intrigued when, reading about this car, we found that it is a “Container Find”.

It seems in fact that this ato was recovered by the old owner who kept it in a wooden container used until the early 60s, while the car seems to have been parked in this container since 1962. of wood and the Connecticut climate have tanned it badly: a pity because, properly preserved, today it could have been an extraordinary survivor, also because it seems that only 2 of Delahaye with this bodywork by Letourneur et Marchand were produced; the sister of this car went missing, probably during or after WWII.

The world’s greatest expert from Delahaye, Paul Tissot, confirmed the origin of this car with a certificate that also includes a photo from the era of the car. In short: here a great effort is needed for a glorious result; who knows who will take this burden. Find it for sale at $225,000 here in Los Angeles, CA.

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