1936 Delahaye 135 S Competition Roadster on the street

The 1936 Delahaye 135 S Competition Roadster was coyly standing at the parking near the Amelia Island Ritz residences, on the Concours d'Elégance weekend.

1936 Delahaye 135 S Competition Roadster on the street

1936 Delahaye 135 S Competition Roadster on the street

1936 Delahaye 135 S Competition Roadster on the street

For reference, a Concours d'Elégance is the gatherings of automobile owners to compete on the appearance of their cars. This even dates back to the 17-th century, when French aristocracy paraded horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris in summer weekends and holidays.

1936 Delahaye 135 S Competition Roadster on the street

1936 Delahaye 135 S Competition Roadster on the street

1936 Delahaye 135 S Competition Roadster on the street

With dull paintwork, shot-up by squillion races leaving scars on its parts and unpolished brass grille, this car really seems like authentic one. However, it obviously might be a replica for the show.

1936 Delahaye 135 S Competition Roadster on the street

1936 Delahaye 135 S Competition Roadster on the street

The bullet-streamlined nose, headlamps and long hood as well as wheelarches and twin microscreens with really small doors definitely make that car a sample of a designer’s masterpiece.

1936 Delahaye 135 S Competition Roadster on the street

1936 Delahaye 135 S Competition Roadster on the street
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