Headlining at Broad Arrow’s 2024 Amelia Auction: Unique 1946 Delahaye 135 M Roadster with Rare Abbott Coachwork

    In 1946, a remarkable automobile called the Delahaye 135 M Roadster by Abbott graced the streets with its presence. This vintage beauty, priced at an estimated $700,000 – $900,000, is set to be auctioned at the Radius Auction at The Amelia, taking place on March 1-2. The 1946 Delahaye 135 M Roadster is a true testament to classic elegance and British craftsmanship.

    The Delahaye 135 series made its debut in 1935 and instantly made an impact with its new chassis housing a 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine. The 135 M followed suit, offering a slightly larger powerplant and various carburetor configurations for increased horsepower. The particular Delahaye 135 M Roadster being auctioned features a disappearing top and gracefully flowing fenders, further enhancing its timeless allure.

    Interestingly, this extraordinary 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 dedication 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. This car has since been displayed at prestigious Concours d’Elegance events, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance.

    Adding to the allure of the auction, the 1946 Delahaye 135 M Roadster joins the recently announced 2020 McLaren Speedtail as one of the early highlights for the Amelia Island auction.

    Broad Arrow Auctions, a Hagerty company, is the proud host of this auction, showcasing its commitment to integrity, trust, and innovation. As part of the Broad Arrow Group, which also operates Broad Arrow Capital and Collectors Garage, the company serves as an advisor, market maker, and financier for car collectors. Headquartered in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Broad Arrow Group continues to make a name for itself in the automotive industry.

    Hagerty, Inc., the parent company of Broad Arrow Auctions, is an automotive lifestyle brand that is dedicated to saving driving and fueling car culture for generations to come. The company offers specialty vehicle insurance, expert car valuation data and insights, live and digital car auction services, immersive events, and automotive entertainment tailored for the 67 million Americans who identify as car enthusiasts. With operations in Canada and the U.K., Hagerty is also home to Hagerty Drivers Club, a community of over 800,000 car enthusiasts. Through Hagerty Impact, the company aims to be a catalyst for positive change in the automotive community.

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    These risks and uncertainties include the companies’ ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the auction and their ability to effectively compete in the industry and attract and retain members. To gain a comprehensive understanding of the companies’ financial results and future outlook, it is important to review their other press releases, reports, and filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

    In conclusion, the 1946 Delahaye 135 M Roadster by Abbott is a true gem that promises to captivate car enthusiasts worldwide. As it goes under the hammer at the Radius Auction at The Amelia, collectors and automotive aficionados will have the opportunity to own a piece of automotive history that represents classic elegance and showcases the exquisite craftsmanship of British coachbuilder E.D. Abbott, Ltd.

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