Delahaye 175S Aerodynamic Coupe (1947)
Design by Figoni & Falaschi, obviously. Only 51 175 were built and despite that, some were used in the 1951 Monte Carlo Rally, which did incredibly well.
1941 Delahaye 135MS
Body and design by the astonishing French coach builder Figoni et Falaschi. Extravagant doesn’t really do it any justice, does it?
Unfortunately, this would be the last (real) model Delahaye produced.
Delahaye 165 (1938)
Figoni & Falaschi did not create a car, with the 165.
They’ve created a very elegant and handcrafted piece of art in which you could travel, both in comfort and speed.
I’ll leave you with this quote:
In 1973, it received a perfect 100 point score while being judged in a Classic Car Club of America event.
Delahaye Type 165 Cabriolet (1939)
Now I see what asaucerfulofwheels meant, concerning his recent fascination with the Figoni & Falaschi coachworking.
I had always connected Delahayes to the Pennock of The Hague coach firm, but apparently the most interesting designs came directly from Figoni & Falaschi themselves, one of the most flamboyant coach builders car history has ever known.