The origins of a car manufacturer Delahaye Foreign Affairs of France and are in a cabinet manufacturer established long ago that remarkable, in 1845 to produce all things brick making machines, obviously, no cars or horses and equipment transport errors.
Emile Delahaye was originally a railway engineer who designed the rolling stock of railways French and Belgian. But he produced his first car from the German Daimler-type in 1895 and two years later he moved his business from Tours to Paris, settling in a number of technical projects.
The motor shaft first record came out in 1907 and a V6 project (still a remarkable feat so early in the history of the automobile) in 1912. During the “Great War” – World War 1 – the company produces a variety and range of items for the war effort. including large quantities of arms, stationary engines, parts of weapons and aircraft components. However, after the war he moved to build cars in a monotone, but safe and reliable (not always the case in the early days of the automobile industry). However, at this point in the history of the company is generally seen as a backwater and drawings.
It was necessary to modernize the line car in great style and manner and with the current assortment sold poorly in the very narrow and limited sales, new designs and drawings were first shown publicly in 1933 at the Salon Paris Motor. Not only did he have a layout of the lightweight chassis with independent front suspension, but there was a choice of 3.3 liter six cylinder engine or a 2.1-liter report “four” is supported per box Cotal electromagnetic or alternatively a switch timing for the polls. The short incision was made possible without were considered at the time of the “huge investment” because these engines and motors have been developed from units already in production for commercial vehicles of the company. Not only that, but for the first time in years, had the body Delahaye with what one might call “visual appeal”, “eye candy” and later with the advent of ‘styling’ American automaker General Motors.
The higher the six-cylinder car was actually a prototype of the famous series “135″, which would be the end of 1940 Delahaye. This project can not even say that they have used their own, but that was clear, since the 1935 Delahaye band took care of financial difficulty, Delage. Delage, seemed like a very well established and wealthy clients. Delage “style” was to be delivered to the Boor, and so has contributed as much as to cause a dramatic change, and change their direction, and later, a fortune. It does not take much time until the “Flower Power” six-cylinder car Monthlery just went to the world and 19 international class records, and when the same car he won the Coupe Alpine Rally in the name of the “Coupe des Alpes” variant of baptized.
Delahaye plant production was to release a significant number of most cars of the note. These include the “Contest” type 1935 and type of variant introduced after World War 2 175s in 1948, which was actually a 135 chassis with an upgraded engine and style of most modern technical work smoked.
What happened with that famous line automatic – he was so highly regarded among customers buying cars? That’s all the same as in our current climate of the car – the car industry was to streamline and consolidate. The company was acquired by the company “Hotchkiss” in 1954, which finally decided his expertise and because of economies of scale – should focus entirely and exclusively on trucks alone. This meant both the end and the closure of the reputable online automotive products Delahaye.