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1938 Delahaye

Delahaye: As promised, we are featuring the first of several cars which will be making an appearance at this year’s Rétromobile, the Paris auto show. In the middle of the Great Depression, not long before the start of WWII, few things stood out in a community as much as a shiny, new, low-riding vehicle that made any classic gangster command the respect they so desired on the streets. One such car was the 1938 Delahaye Type 165.

The Mullin Automotive Museum: A Tribute to French Classic Cars of the 20’s and 30’s

A new automotive museum opened in Oxnard, California in February called The Mullin Automotive Museum.  This museum pays homage to art and autos of the Art Deco and Machine Age (1918-1941) in France.  One of the museums showrooms displays over 100 historic French vehicles including:  Delahaye, Delage, Voisin, Bugatti and Talbot-Lagos and coachwork from Figoni et Falaschi, Labourdette, Chapron, Gangloff, Saoutchik, and Letourneur et Marchand.  The museum is also exhibiting 30 vehicles with Pebble Beach winning restorations and French classics from the Grand Prix and the Le Mans.  Finally, the museums touts that they have an entire floor dedicated to the Bugatti, cleverly named “Club Bugatti”.