In 1934, Delahaye presented two new cars the
four-cylinder 12 cv (2150cc) and the six-cylinder 18 cv (3200cc).
Type 138 (1934)
In 1935 came the most famous
Delahayes, the six-cylinder ohv 3.2 Coupe des Alpes and the 3557cc
`135'. In the same year Delahaye bought Delage perpetuating that
marque on cars built with Delahaye components. Delahaye was
successful in racing, and the touring cars sold very well. Famous
coachbuilders such as Figoni, Chapron and Letourneur et Marchand
made lovely bodies for these cars. Delahaye was also involved in
making lorries and armoured vehicles.
After the war the 135 was
resumed and the 175 of 4.5 litres was presented in l948. In 1951
came the last new Delahayes: the Jeep-Delahaye, a very advanced
vehicle, and the 235 of 3.5 litres.
Hotchkiss took over Delahaye.
in 1954 and only built lorries. These were given the name of
Hotchkiss-Delahaye for a few months, and were then known as
Type 126 (1932)