1949 Delahaye Malmaison Cabriolet

 1949 Delahaye Malmmaison Cabriolet

Marcel Pourtout based his cabriolet "Malmaison" on pre-war lines, namely in the high and long dramatic sweep of its front fenders. There were only about four to six examples ever made of which three are known to remain today. All were installed on the 135 M chassis with its optional 6 103S engine, a design equipped with three Solex carburetors for an output of 115 hp.

Under the hood is the original numbers matching Type 103S engine with the proper date code and triple carburetion correct to all examples of "Malmaison". It also has suicide doors with the door jams lined with polished aluminum.

Overall the car projects a quiet elegance without any of the over the top flamboyant chrome work found on many Delahayes or other post war cars of the period.

The restoration was completed in 2018. The car is dark aubergine with a violet interior, matching painted wire wheels and blackwall tires to replicate the car as originally delivered.

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