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One-off 1946 Delahaye 135 M roadster with coachwork by Abbott to shine at Broad Arrow


1946 Delahaye 135 M Abbott Roadster

Broad Arrow Auctions

Broad Arrow Auctions –  Broad Arrow Auctions announced an early highlight consignment with the 1946 Delahaye 135 M Abbott Roadster slated for this year’s Radius Auction at The Amelia and being held on March 1-2. This piece of automotive history takes center stage, a masterpiece and singular example of classic elegance and British craftsmanship.

This particular Delahaye 135 M, with its disappearing top and gracefully flowing fenders, is a testament to the timeless allure of Delahaye coupled with the exquisite artistry of British coachbuilder E.D. Abbott, Ltd. Introduced in 1935, the Delahaye 135 series made waves with a new chassis housing a 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine. The 135 M followed suit, featuring a slightly larger powerplant and offering various carburetor configurations for increased horsepower.

This Delahaye was originally commissioned for Maharaja Yashwant Rao Holkar II

Broad Arrow Auctions

This Roadster was originally commissioned for Maharaja Yashwant Rao Holkar II, a visionary ruler of the princely state of Indore in India. Known for his progressive governance and commitment to education and infrastructure, Maharaja Holkar II also had a passion for luxury cars, making the Delahaye 135 M from E.D. Abbott, Ltd. a cherished part of his collection. Most recently, the Delahaye was shown at major Concours d’Elegance events, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance.

The handsome Delahaye, offered out of half-century long ownership, joins the recently announced 2020 McLaren Speedtail as early highlights for the Amelia Island auction.

About Broad Arrow Group, a Hagerty Company – Broad Arrow Group, a Hagerty (NYSE: HGTY) company, is an advisor, market maker, and financier for car collectors with a commitment to integrity, trust, and innovation. Broad Arrow Group operates Broad Arrow Auctions, Broad Arrow Capital, and Collectors Garage and is headquartered in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Learn more at broadarrowgroup.com.

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