Delahaye 145 Coupé 

  • built in France
  • 1946
  • 245 HP 4.5L
  • 143 mph
It was bought like this by the Schlumpf brothers before being was then sold to the USA where its owner was able to locate the original engine.
It then took eleven years from 1972 to 1983 to refurbish and install the original engine.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Delahaye 145 Coupé

Top speed

145 Coupé
143 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Delahaye 145 Coupé

Number built

145 Coupé
2 cars
300 cars


145 Coupé
245 HP
987 HP

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Delahaye 145 Coupé
One major difference between the cars is the second featured Type 165 engine that was detuned but still had competition features such as a multiple plate clutch, lightweight valve train, and a special crankshaft.
It's obvious he had a keen sense to rebody Delahaye's most sporting chassis, even if it meant including complicated racing engines that were difficult to repair.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Delahaye
Type of car Production car
Year 1946
Number built 2 cars


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 432/? 140
Rear wheels 432/? 140

road tests

Top speed 143 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 15.3 lb/hp
Maximum hp 245 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,496 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 2.95 in / 3.33 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,748 lb
Front track width 53 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in
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