Of all the pre-war cars whose designs seem to have survived, I find the Delahayes are the most beautiful. Bodybuilders seem to have found ways to take the sensual curves and lines of the base shape and make them even more gorgeous.
Designed by engineer Jean François, manufactured by French automaker Delahaye, the 1937 Delahaye 135 MS was made with several choices of engines and body styles. The 135MS below was the sportiest of the choices, with engines ranging from 120 to 145 hp, and competition versions at 160 hp.
The mechanical specifics:
3557cc inline 6-cylinder overhead valve engine
Three Solex carburettors
135 BHP @ 3,500 rpm
Cotal 4 Speed Electro-Mechanical Gearbox
Bendix 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes
Independent front suspension with transverse leaf spring
Rear drive axle with quarter-elliptical leaf springs
Source: classic pilot