Delahaye 135 CS n.15 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1938

DELAHAYE 135 CS n.15

HISTORY

The Delahaye 135 CS n.15 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1938. In 1935 the French manufacturer launched the Type 135 which was a highly successful commercial vehicle. The purchase of the Delage led to the decision to enter the world of competitions, and the engine modifications on the Type 135 made it one of the fastest of that era by challenging the Alfa Romeo and the Bugatti.

Eugene Chaboud and Jean Tremoulet won with the Delahaye 135 CS n.15 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1938, for the French manufacturer was the first and only success.
In the race the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring of Sommer and Biondetti took the lead and kept it throughout the race, but two hours from the end he retired for the engine breakage, the Delahaye chasing crossed the finish line winning a stunning shotgun. In second place came the Delahaye 135 CS n.14 driven by Serraud and Giraud-Cabantous with a gap of two laps, while in third place the Talbot T150SS Coupe n.5 of Prenant and Morel with a gap of sixteen laps.

CHASSIS

Delahaye 135 CS
Aluminum over Steel Frame
Length: 3960 mm
Width: 1650 mm
Height: 1340 mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Delahaye 3557 cc S6
Power: 113 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1938 with drivers E.Chaboud, J.Trèmoulet

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