2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion: 1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet and Bugatti Type 37

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet

While touring the paddock of the 2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca, we came across race car after race car. Then we rounded a corner and found this unbelievable green 1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet. It literally “stole the show” for me with its two-tone green paint job and immaculate details. Even surrounded by some of the greatest racing cars of all time, this French masterpiece was still just breathtaking.

As we poured over the car, capturing its beautiful details, the owner rolled up, fresh from a race heat, in a Bugatti Type 37. Its bare metal finish was striking, and its exposed rivets were, well, riveting. This lineup of pre-war french cars in the paddock really made my day, and they even had coordinated the color of their table cloth with the green of the Delahaye.

There were so many epic racing cars in the paddock that day, but this combo of the Bugatti for the track and the Delahaye for the street was by far my favorite single bay. Enjoy the photos of these magnificent cars.

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet and Bugatti Type 37

1948 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Cabriolet and Bugatti Type 37

Bugatti Type 37

Bugatti Type 37

-Nick Walker

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