Sunday, April 12, 2009

"aerodynamic showstopper"

At the Cartier International Indian Concours 2008, the winner of the Best of Show trophy, was a voluptuous 1939 Delahaye 135 Roadster bodied by those most extravagant of pre-War Parisian coachbuilders, Figoni & Falaschi. Shipped to Bombay in 1939 with an almost identical sister car by a Frenchman escaping the conflict in Europe, this sensational, aerodynamic showstopper remained in India when its owner left and has been in the same Maharaja's family ever since: the current prince swapped it with his older brother in 1958... for a used Willys Jeep.

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