Rare 1946 Delahaye 135 M Roadster with Unique Characteristics

    Amelia Island, FL, Nov. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Broad Arrow Auctions, a Hagerty company, has made an exciting announcement regarding the early highlight consignment for this year’s Radius Auction at The Amelia. The auction will feature the 1946 Delahaye 135 M Abbott Roadster, estimated to be worth between $700,000 and $900,000. Prepare to be transported back in time as this automotive masterpiece takes center stage, showcasing classic elegance and British craftsmanship.

    The 1946 Delahaye 135 M Roadster is a stunning vehicle with a disappearing top and gracefully flowing fenders. It perfectly captures the timeless allure of Delahaye combined with the exquisite artistry of British coachbuilder E.D. Abbott, Ltd. Originally introduced in 1935, the Delahaye 135 series made waves with its new chassis and 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine. The 135 M model, which followed suit, featured a slightly larger powerplant and offered various carburetor configurations for increased horsepower.

    This particular Roadster was 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. The Delahaye 135 M from E.D. Abbott, Ltd. became a cherished part of his collection. In recent years, the Delahaye has been showcased at major Concours d’Elegance events, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance.

    The 1946 Delahaye, which has been under the ownership of a single individual for over half a century, joins the previously announced 2020 McLaren Speedtail as an early highlight for the Amelia Island auction.

    Broad Arrow Group, a Hagerty company, is a trusted advisor, market maker, and financier for car collectors. Committed to integrity, trust, and innovation, Broad Arrow Group operates Broad Arrow Auctions, Broad Arrow Capital, and Collectors Garage. The company is headquartered in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To learn more, visit

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    The 1946 Delahaye 135 M Roadster by Abbott can be seen in the provided image.

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