Delahaye 165 Figoni et Falashi (1938)

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Delahaye 165 Figoni et Falaschi 1938.

There are probably two cars of this type: the black (or possibly dark grey or green) and the red (or possibly orange). The drawings represent the black car. The red car has two separaete seats for driver and passanger. Also, the red car has radiator grill painted body color while the black one has it plated. However, it can also be that the black and the red cars are in fact the same car photographed at different stages of its life.

This in not the maroon 1939 Worlds Fair car. The maroon car has hadlamps of different design, horns instead of foglamps, different design of handles on the trunk as well as the pattern on the running boards, and many more small details.

As far as remember, at least five Delahaye 165 in that bodystyle were built.
 

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Technical stuff

Are there any detailed technical specifications available? Like gear ratios, torque figures and all that stuff. I'm toying with the thought of making a model for RACER free car simulation (like I already did with other important pre-war cars). This would be so great.
 
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Fabian, I have several books on Delahaye that have information on the V12s, printed in French. They are now packed for a move to a new house and I wouldn't be able to get to them for several weeks. I'll see what I can find at that time. Not much of a race car but what better car to cruise the Riviera?! Ettore
 
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pre war era cars had so much style! rolling masterpieces....the custom coachbuilding days were the heyday of the auto industry where you could get a car unlike any other to suit your taste. beautiful images!!!
 
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Thats right, but it's a shame that nobody (well, except for us :)) really cares about these cars. The kids today only know tarted up Skylines and Mitsubishi Lancers which don't have style at all. I always love to see some old cars to be modeled here at smcars. An old car is something very special, and some people here really respect that.
 
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kosso_olli said:
Thats right, but it's a shame that nobody (well, except for us :)) really cares about these cars. The kids today only know tarted up Skylines and Mitsubishi Lancers which don't have style at all. I always love to see some old cars to be modeled here at smcars. An old car is something very special, and some people here really respect that.
I guess most of the people who model cars do it for some sort of games. Those old cars are difficult to model and their performance is not so impressive compared to modern cars. I do not completely agree that Skylines and Lancers have no style, but in my opinion that's the cars one should rather own than model ;-)

Another thing, people who model old cars are also ... how to put it politely, not especially young, like me for example. OK, young at heart, maybe. Unfortunately, when one gets into a certain age category, there so many duties and responsibilities that there's not much time left for hobbies :-(