WILLÉME Trucks + Buses France 1923-1970

Logo Willeme

Willème

Willème
Founded 1923
Founder Louis Willeme
Defunct 1970
Products Heavy trucks + buses

Willème was a French truck manufacturer.

History

Willème was founded in 1923 by Louis Willeme, after working for Automobiles Grégoire.

Most were made with Deutz AG engines; some with in-house engines; some with AEC. In the 1960s, Willème also sold rebadged AEC and BMC trucks.

Willème went bankrupt in 1970 and were taken over by PRP (Perez et Raymond), who continued to produce Willème’s TG range of trucks. Eventually, some MOL Trucks were based on Willème designs.

Some Willème heavy-haul trucks are still in service.

Products

Willeme W7A Willème W7 truck

Willème specialised in heavy-haul trucks.

Early models

Willeme DW12AThe DW12A was used as a tank transporter by the French army.

1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure

1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G b 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G c 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G d

1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure

willeme s10

Post-war trucks: S10, 

Willeme L 10 + Willeme L10 1946 Willeme 10 Ton L10 Truck Brochure French wh1491-DNBMY6

1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 2 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 3 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 4 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5

1945 willeme L10 003 Willeme L10 citerne au 1-50ème (Minitrucks) willeme L10 002. Alerter les modérateurs 1946 willeme l10 Willème L10 1946 willeme L10 001 - clement 1947 Willeme L10 T a 1947 Willeme L10 T Willeme L10 tanker 1950 Willème L10, 6 cyl, 150 cv sous licence Deutz

L10,

willeme R15 TPR115 Onaterparcben Willeme R15-8 from Onatra company under contract with Shell 1945 WILLEME R15 porteur 6x2, 6cyl, 150cv,sous licence deutz immédiatement disponible en 1945, et en 1951 son moteur passe à 165cv Willeme R15 a Willeme R15 sp WILLEME R15 Willeme R15 Tipper 1940 Willeme R-15, 6x6 1948 WILLEME R15 neuf La maison BUTAGAZ 1945 WILLEME R15 6x2 1950's WILLEME R15 sur la RN7 années 50

and R15 10- and 15-ton trucks, with Deutz engines, sold between 1945 and 1953.

ob 3192fe unic-willeme-uw-610-t-requin-5 ob d498fc unic-willeme-uw-610-t-requin 1954 Willeme LD 610. Camion à benne basculante de 1954. Moteur V6. Deux essieux. 19 tons. WILLEME LC 610 Bonifay 1963 Willeme 610 B 1956 Willeme 610 T.75 Dunlop 1956 Willeme 610 2 1956 Willeme 610 T13 Willeme LD 610 saharien SATT Ghardaïa 1956 Willeme LC 610 1956 Willeme LD-610N 1956 Willème LD 610, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1952 Willème LC 610 75 1958 Willème LD 610 T UB, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1957 Willème Tracteur LD 610 T cabine UB voulant dire deux couchette 1955 Willème LD 610 T pinardier 1958 WILLEME LC 610, les rois de la route 1956 WILLEME LD 610, pinardier 6 cyl, 195 cv Trucks WILLEME LC 610T UB, 6 cyl,175 cv Trucks WILLEME LD 610 se croisant sur nos anciennes nationale, avec une PEUGEOT 203 Trucks WILLEME LD 610a Trucks WILLEME LD 610, 6cyl, 175 cv cabine courte, porteur 19 tonnes Trucks WILLEME LD 610 1954 Willeme lc 610 n Belgique 1956 Willeme LD 610 turbo

610

1956 Willeme type RD 615 DN D 1962 Willeme RD 615 DT Convoi Exceptionnel 1958 WILLEME RD 615 DT 6X4 Magnifique 1958 Willème RD 615 cabine Sahara en TP

and 615 series Sold 1961-1965.

1962 Willeme TL101 TL201 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv6644 1964 Willeme tl 201

TL

1958 Willeme LD 4x2 11 Ton Diesel Construction Dump Truck Brochure French wv7897 1958 Willeme LD 4x2 13.5-21 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8233 a 1954 Willeme LD 610. Camion à benne basculante de 1954. Moteur V6. Deux essieux. 19 tons. 1956 WILLEME LD610 toujours de la maison BUTAGAZ et PROPAGAZ a WILLEME LD 201 (France) Willeme LD 610 saharien SATT Ghardaïa WILLEME LD810 1956 Willeme LD-610N 1956 Willème LD 610, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1956 WILLEME LD610 toujours de la maison BUTAGAZ et PROPAGAZ 1964 Willème LD 201 1958 Willème LD 610 T UB, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1957 Willème Tracteur LD 610 T cabine UB voulant dire deux couchette 1964 Willème LD 201 en cabines horizons 1955 Willème LD 610 T pinardier 1964 WILLEME LD 201 1956 WILLEME LD 610, pinardier 6 cyl, 195 cv Trucks WILLEME LD 610 se croisant sur nos anciennes nationale, avec une PEUGEOT 203 Trucks WILLEME LD 610a Trucks WILLEME LD 610, 6cyl, 175 cv cabine courte, porteur 19 tonnes Trucks WILLEME LD 610 1962 Willeme ld 201 1965 Willeme ld 610 t horizon 1956 Willeme ld 61O B 1956 Willeme LD 610 turbo

and LD series

Available with both AEC and Willème engines.

  • The AEC-engined 5741-CG was sold as an 8-wheel heavy wrecker.
  • Some models, such as the W8SA, were also built as oilfield trucks.
  • RD 6×4

Willème-PRP

WILLEME TG 200 (France) ad 1964 Willème le RD 201 avec des moteurs AEC de 200 à240 cv et cabine Cottard a 1964 Willème TD 201 moteur AEC, 6 cyl de 200 cv, cabine horizon un camion 1970 Willeme tg 200 W200, 8×4, 245 tonne gross weight.

The TG 200

1973 Willeme TG200 was an 8×4 heavy-hauler, capable of handling 200 ton loads.

1974 WILLEME TG 250, 8x8 en convoi exceptionnel dans les années 70 With a 450 bhp Cummins KT19 and Clark drivetrain, the 8×8 MOL TG 250 pulls 200 tonnesTG250: 250 tonnes gross weight

  • The Willeme TG 300 5532110604 10d8d7419c b 1972 WILLEME TG 300 was 8×8 capable of hauling up to 1000 tonnes, powered by a Detroit Diesel V16. Some were built by Trabosa.

External links

References

  1. Jump up^ Lecat, Gilbert. Camions Willème, le roi des poids lourds. ETAI. ISBN 978-2-7268-8915-2.
  2. Jump up^ “Gazoline : Camions Willème, le roi des poids lourds”. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  3. Jump up^ “Model Auto Review News”. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  4. Jump up^ “Welcome to the wonderful world of Willeme! Biglorryblog throws out yet another anorak challenge! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b c d “Willème”. Archived from the original on July 15, 2007. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  6. Jump up^ “Rare trucks on Biglorryblog from mighty Willmes to awesome Atkinsons! Who can tell us more about them? – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved2012-08-29.
  7. Jump up^ “Willme and MOL. Not a Music Hall act—but another brace of forgotten truck brands rediscovered on Biglorryblog! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  8. Jump up^ “Hard-working Willeme still hauling in China….who knows more about this heavy hitter asks Biglorryblog? – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved2012-08-29.
  9. Jump up^ “More wonderful Willemes on Biglorryblog…the pictures just keep coming in. – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  10. Jump up^ “Axis History Factbook: Composition of a B1bis battalion (France)”. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  11. Jump up^ “Forget the Willeme wrecker… It’s that mystery jet that Biglorryblog wants identified! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  12. Jump up^ “Bonneted beauties at the old Brussels and Paris truck shows…Biglorryblog has a black & white nostalgia moment! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  13. Jump up^ “More on the wonderful Willeme from ‘The Brochure King’ – Where else but on Biglorryblog?! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  14. Jump up^ “More Willemes and Sisus on Biglorryblog – you can’t beat a good heavy hitter. – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  15. Jump up^ “Wonderful Willeme shot by Mike B…and that’s what I call a restoration says Biglorryblog! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  16. Jump up^ “More wonderful Willemes on Biglorryblog…the pictures just keep coming in. – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  17. Jump up^ “Hard-working Willeme still hauling in China….who knows more about this heavy hitter asks Biglorryblog? – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved2011-08-29.
  18. Jump up^ “Trabosa TBA1 8×8 pictures from cars photos on webshots”. Retrieved 2011-01-03.

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Het bleef bij 1 truck. 1949 Samua Renault Saviem Latil Willeme Truck Brochure wn7545-2DDQUM a 1949 Samua Renault Saviem Latil Willeme Truck Brochure wn7545-2DDQUM b 1949 Samua Renault Saviem Latil Willeme Truck Brochure wn7545-2DDQUM c 1949 Willeme 1 1949 WILLEME DU Truck Eclair 1949 Willème Eclair 1949 Willeme W200 a 1949 Willeme W200 b 1949 Willeme W200 c 1949 Willeme W200 d 1949 Willeme w200 Scari FACE 1949 willeme w200 scari face1b 1949 WILLEME W200 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 a 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 b 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 c 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 d 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 e 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 f 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 g 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 h 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 i 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 j 1950 Willeme 110t 1950 WILLEME K 115 de l' équipe ONATRA citerne cubique 1950 Willème L10, 6 cyl, 150 cv sous licence Deutz 1950's WILLEME R15 sur la RN7 années 50 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 1 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 2 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 3 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 4 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G a 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G b 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G c 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G d 1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure a 1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure b 1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure c 1952 Willème LC 610 75 1952 Willeme Trekker en oplegger 1953 Willème LD610 34 1953 WILLEME porteur baché, cabine Doucet mais rajout d' un capot des tout nouveaux LC 610 1953 Willeme Type LC610 Tank Dump 6 Ton Diesel Truck Brochure wu5062 1953 Willéme 1953 Willème 1954 Willeme lc 610 n Belgique 1954 Willeme LC610 cette cabine Doucet commençait 1954 Willème LC610Acalsat 1954 Willeme LD 610. Camion à benne basculante. Moteur V6. Deux essieux. 19 tons 1954 Willeme W8 SA Tipper 1955 Willème LD 610 T pinardier 1955 Willème nez de requin 1955 WILLEME Tanker Nez de requin 1956 FRENCH DINKY TOYS WILLEME LOG TRUCK 1956 Willeme (1) 1956 Willeme 3 1956 Willeme 610 2 1956 Willeme 610 T.75 Dunlop 1956 Willeme 610 T13 1956 Willeme b+w 1956 Willeme CG8x4-essais-2 1956 Willeme CG8x4-essais-3 1956 Willeme LC 610 1956 Willeme ld 61O B 1956 Willeme LD 610 turbo 1956 Willème LD 610, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1956 WILLEME LD 610, pinardier 6 cyl, 195 cv 1956 WILLEME LD610 toujours de la maison BUTAGAZ et PROPAGAZ a 1956 WILLEME LD610 toujours de la maison BUTAGAZ et PROPAGAZ 1956 Willeme LD610N 1956 Willeme lumber truck 1956 WILLEME Tanker Nez de requin a 1956 Willeme Tanker 1956 Willeme type RD 615 DN D 1957 Willeme 2 1957 Willème JP DAMM Metz 1957 Willeme LC610 Emergol 1957 Willeme Tanker Rouge 1957 Willème Tracteur LD 610 T cabine UB voulant dire deux couchette 1958 Willeme 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8234 1958 Willeme 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8234a 1958 Willeme 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8234b 1958 Willeme 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8234c 1958 WILLEME LC 610, les rois de la route 1958 Willeme LD 4x2 11 Ton Diesel Construction Dump Truck Brochure French wv7897 1958 Willeme LD 4x2 13.5-21 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8233 a 1958 Willème LD 610 T UB, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1958 Willème RD 615 cabine Sahara en TP 1958 WILLEME RD 615 DT 6X4 Magnifique 1958 Willeme RD, 6x6 1958 Willeme RD615D 16 Ton Diesel Construction Dump Truck Brochure French wv7896 1959 Proto Michelin-Willème W8 1959 Willeme WR81 1959 France 1960 Willeme 19 Ton Truck Brochure French wu7998 1962 WILLEME 3 (1) Logo Willeme

1962 Willeme BMC C60 C70 C80 3-4 Ton Diesel Truck Brochure French wv8238 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 a 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 b 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 c 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 d 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 1962 Willeme BMC G150 7.5 Ton Dump Truck Brochure French wv8236 1962 Willeme ld 201 1962 Willéme R 101 H en 6x2 des Trps P.Favier caisse Cottard 1962 Willeme RD 615 DT Convoi Exceptionnel 1962 Willeme TL101 TL201 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv6644 1963 BMC Willeme F100 F100S 5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv7899 1963 WILLEME - CG 8X4 - 1963 1963 Willeme 610 B 1963 Willeme BMC G160 8 Ton Diesel Truck Brochure French wv8615 1963 WILLEME Porteur (Cabine Cottard Horizon) 1963 willeme-001 1964 Willème cabine horizon des Trps Venassiers 1964 Willème LD 201 en cabines horizons 1964 WILLEME LD 201 1964 Willème LD 201 1964 Willème le RD 201 avec des moteurs AEC de 200 à240 cv et cabine Cottard a 1964 WILLEME LF 202 1964 Willeme LF marmeth 1964 Willème TD 201 moteur AEC, 6 cyl de 200 cv, cabine horizon un camion 1964 Willeme tl 201 1964 Willeme Trucks 1965 UNIC et WILLEME 1965 Willeme a cabine Avancee 1965 Willème au chargement de la SCREG 1965 Willeme BMC Camion F 100 5 tonnes - Pub papier de 1965 1965 Willeme K301 8-13 Ton Diesel Truck Brochure French wv8231 1965 Willeme ld 610 t horizon 1965 Willème LF 101 42 1966 Willeme (3) 1966 Willeme 590FG03 1966 Willéme-010 1967 Willème a sorti cette cabine en dernier temps c' est à dire 1967 WILLÈME Cottard Cab157903EW15005 1968 Willeme CG, 8x8 1968 Willeme Convoi Exceptionelle 1968 Willeme prp 1969 BMC WILLÈME FG Van 1969 Willème w10 1970 Willeme tg 200 1971 Willeme TG-100, 6x6 1972 WILLEME TG 300 1973 Willeme TG200 1974 WILLEME TG 250, 8x8 en convoi exceptionnel dans les années 70 1975 MOL HFT1066 6x6 Construction Truck 1975 Willéme -012 1979 Willeme Molimpex TG150 180,000KG Factory Photo c3981-M57XD3 1980 MOL Deutz HFT2666 6x6 Construction Truck 2012 Willéme-045 2012 Willéme-046 Camion Willeme Camions Willème a camions willeme pour l exportation Camions Willéme HF 6066 being put through its paces before shipment to China logo w.jpg1. Logo Willeme MOL 70-tonne F 7066 tractor MOL F 6066 oilfield drill pipe carrier MOL HF 4066 MOL HF 6066 tractor and trailer outfit, seen here operating in Tunisia MOL specials include 6×6 and 4×4 soft-terrain oil exploration Buggies, with the option of either articulated chassis-pivot steer or rigid chassis configurations MOL took over the KFM ‘Desert Lion’ oilfield truck project in 1983, re-engineered it as the 800hp TB 800 and today it is still operating in Algeria ob 3192fe unic-willeme-uw-610-t-requin-5 ob d498fc unic-willeme-uw-610-t-requin Prototype of AMX 32 tank transported by Willeme PRP T40A Tidelium at Saumur tank museum This 4-axle MOL ballast tractor is good for towing up to 500 tonnes Tracteur WILLEME (Emblme LIBERTY) Trucks WILLEME LC 610T UB, 6 cyl,175 cv Trucks WILLEME LD 610 se croisant sur nos anciennes nationale, avec une PEUGEOT 203 Trucks WILLEME LD 610, 6cyl, 175 cv cabine courte, porteur 19 tonnes Trucks WILLEME LD 610 Trucks WILLEME LD 610a WILLEME - Google Search Willème 225 WILLÈME 7754 700w Willéme 321794Rotroux2 Willéme 387375img460 Willéme 510690DSC05340Copie Willéme 98422910 Willéme 5790844746 963fb3220d b WILLEME Animal Transport Truck WILLEME Badge Willéme BMC 43413 WILLEME BMC B30 TRUCK SALES BROCHURE FRENCH AUSTIN FG Willeme BMC G 150 Willeme C.G. 8x4 - High Quality Resin KIT a Willeme C.G. 8x4 - High Quality Resin KIT b Willeme C.G. 8x4 - High Quality Resin KIT c Willeme C.G. 8x4 - High Quality Resin KIT d WILLEME CG 8X4 Willeme CG Crane Willeme Combination a Willeme Cottard cab. 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Zw.trantsport willeme-cg-8x4-2 willeme-cg-8x4-05 willeme-cg-8x4-truck-crane willeme-lc-610-tc-01 willeme-lc-610-tc-04 willeme-w8-01 willeme-w8-02 With a 450 bhp Cummins KT19 and Clark drivetrain, the 8×8 MOL TG 250 pulls 200 tonnes

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DELAHAYE

DELAHAYE Automobiles and Trucks

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Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1894
Founder Emile Delahaye
Defunct 1954
Headquarters Tours (France)
Products Cars

Delahaye automobile was an automotive manufacturing company founded by Emile Delahaye in 1894, in Tours, France, his home town. His first cars were belt-driven, with single- or twin-cylinder engines mounted at the rear. His Type One was an instant success, and he urgently needed investment capital and a larger manufacturing facility. Both were provided by a new Delahaye owner and fellow racer, George Morane, and his brother-in-law Leon Desmarais, who partnered with Emile in the incorporation of the new automotive company, “Societe Des Automobiles Delahaye”, in 1898. All three worked with the foundry workers to assemble the new machines, but middle-aged Emile was not in good health. In January 1901, he found himself unable to capably continue, and resigned, selling his shares to his two equal partners. Emile Delahaye died soon after, in 1905. Delahaye had hired two instrumental men, Charles Weiffenbach and Amadee Varlet in 1898, to assist the three partners. Both were graduate mechanical engineers, and they remained with Delahaye their entire working careers. Weiffenbach was appointed Manager of Operations, and, with the blessing of both George Morane and Leon Desmarais, assumed control over all of Delahaye’s operations and much of its decision-making, in 1906. Amadee Varlet was the company’s design-engineer, with a number of innovative inventions to his credit, generated between 1905 and 1914, which Delahaye patented. These included the twin-cam multi-valve engine, and the V6 configuration. Varlet continued in this role until he eventually took over the Drawing Office, at 76 years of age, when much younger Jean Francois was hired in 1932 as chief design-engineer. In 1932, Varlet was instructed by Weiffenbach, under direction from majority shareholder Madam Desmarais, Leon Desmarais’ widow, to set up the company’s Racing Department, assisted by Jean Francois. <Club Delahaye archive>. Those who knew him well at the factory affectionately referred to Charles Weiffenbach as “Monsieur Charles”.

History

Delahaye 135 MS Pourtout cabriolet

Delahaye began experimenting with belt-driven cars while manager of the Brethon Foundry and Machine-works in Tours, in 1894. These experiments encouraged an entry in the 1896 Paris–Marseille–Paris race, held between 24 September-3 October 1896, fielding one car for himself and one for sportsman Ernest Archdeacon. The winning Panhard averaged 15.7 mph (25.3 km/h); Archdeacon came sixth, averaging 14 mph (23 km/h), while Delahaye himself was eighth, averaging 12.5 mph (20.1 km/h).

For the 1897 Paris-Dieppe, the 6 hp (4.5 kW; 6.1 PS) four-cylinder Delahayes ran in four- and six-seater classes, with a full complement of passengers. Archdeacon was third in the four-seaters behind a De Dion-Bouton and a Panhard, Courtois winning the six-seater class, ahead of the only other car in the class.

In March 1898, 6 hp (4.5 kW; 6.1 PS) the Delahayes of Georges Morane and Courtois came sixteenth and twenty-eighth at the Marseilles-Nice rally, while at the Course de Perigeux in May, De Solages finished sixth in a field of ten. The July Paris-Amsterdam-Paris earned a satisfying class win for Giver in his Delahaye; the overall win went to Panhard.

Soon after the new company was formed in 1898, the firm moved its manufacturing from Tours to Paris, into its new factory (a former hydraulic machinery plant that Morane and his brother-in-law Leon Desmarais had inherited from Morane’s father). Charles Weiffenbach was named Operations Manager. Delahaye would produce three models there, until the close of the 19th century: two twins, the 2.2-litre 4.5 hp (3.4 kW; 4.6 PS) Type 1 and 6 hp (4.5 kW; 6.1 PS) Type 2, and the lighter Type 0 (which proved capable of up to 22 mph (35 km/h)), with a 1.4-liter single rated between 5 and 7 hp (3.7 and 5.2 kW; 5.1 and 7.1 PS). All three had bicycle-style steering, water-cooled engines mounted in the rear, automatic valves, surface carburetors, and trembler coil ignition; drive was a combination of belt and chain, with three forward speeds and one reverse.

In 1899, Archdeacon piloted an 8 hp (6.0 kW; 8.1 PS) racer in the Nice-Castellane-Nice rally, coming eighth, while teammate Buissot’s 8 hp (6.0 kW; 8.1 PS) was twelfth.

Founder Emile Delahaye retired in 1901, leaving Desmarais and Morane in control; Weiffenbach took over from them in 1906. Delahaye’s racing days were over with Emile Delahaye’s death. Charles Weiffenbach had no interest in racing, and focused his production on responsible motorized automotive chassis, heavy commercial vehicles, and early firetrucks for the French government. Race-cars had become a thing of the past for Delahaye, until 1933, when Madam Desmarais caused her company to change direction a hundred-and-eighty degree, and return to racing.

The new 10B debuted in 1902. It had a 2,199 cc (134.2 cu in) (100 by 140 mm (3.9 by 5.5 in)) vertical twin rated 12/14 hp by RAC, mounted in front, with removable cylinder head, steering wheel (rather than bicycle handles or tiller), and chain drive. Delahaye also entered the Paris-Vienna rally with a 16 hp (12 kW; 16 PS) four; Pirmez was thirty-seventh in the voiturette class. At the same year’s Ardennes event, Perrin’s 16 hp (12 kW; 16 PS) four came tenth.

Also in 1902, the singles and twins ceased to be offered except as light vans; before production ceased in 1904, about 850 had been built.

Delahaye’s first production four, the Type 13B, with 24/27 hp 4.4-litre, appeared in 1903. The model range expanded in 1904, including the 4.9-litre 28 hp (21 kW; 28 PS) four-cylinder Type 21, the mid-priced Type 16, and the two-cylinder Type 15B. These were joined in 1905 by a chain-driven 8-litre luxury model, one of which was purchased by King Alfonso.

All 1907 models featured half-elliptic springs at the rear as well as transverse leaf springs, and while shaft drive appeared that year, chain drive was retained on luxury models until 1911. In 1908, the Type 32 was the company’s first to offer an L-head monoblock engine.

Protos began licence production of Delahayes in Germany in 1907, while in 1909, h. M. Hobson began importing Delahayes to Britain. Also in 1909, White pirated the Delahaye design; the First World War interrupted any efforts to recover damages.

Delahaye invented and pioneered the V6 engine in 1911, with a 30° 3.2-litre twin-cam, in the Type 44; the invention is credited to Amadee Varlet, Delahaye’s chief design-engineer at the time. The Type 44 was not a success and production stopped in 1914. It had been designed by Amadee Varlet, who had joined Delahaye at the same time that Charles Weiffenback was hired by Emile Delahaye, in 1898. The Type 44 was the only V-6 engine ever made by Delahaye, and it was the last time the company used a twin-cam engine.

Delahaye engineer Amadee Varlet designed the Delahaye “Titan” marine engine, an enormous cast-iron four cylinder engine that was fitted into purpose-built speedboat “La Dubonnet” which briefly held the World Speed Record on Water. With the ‘Titan’ Amadee Varlet had invented the multi-valve twin-cam engine in 1905, the same year that Emile Delahaye died.

At the Paris factory, Delahaye continued to manufacture cars, trucks, and a few buses. By the end of World War I, their major income was from their truck business that included France’s firetrucks.

After the war, Delahaye switched to a modest form of assembly line production, following the example of Ford, hampered by the “extensive and not particularly standardized range” of cars for Chenard et Walker, and itself, and farm machines for the FAR Tractor Company. The collaboration with FAR Tractor Company and Chenard-Walcker did not last long. This continued until continually reduced sales volume made a change necessary, for the company to survive. It has been alleged that Monsieur Charles met with his friend, competitor Ettore Bugatti, to seek his opinion on turning Delahaye around. Whether or not this meeting actually occurred, it is on record that Madam Leon Desmarais, the majority shareholder and Leon Desmarais’ widow, instructed Charles Weiffenbach to come up with a new higher quality automotive-chassis line with vastly improved horsepower, and re-establish a racing department. That pivotal decision was made in 1932, the year that Jean Francois was hired. By 1933, Delahaye was back in the racing game, and promptly went about winning events and setting records.

At the 1933 Paris Salon, Delahaye showed the Superluxe, with a 3.2-litre six, transverse independent front suspension, and Cotal preselector or synchromesh-equipped manual transmission. It would be accompanied in the model range by a 2,150 cc (131 cu in) four (essentially a cut-down six), and a sporting variant, the 18 Sport.

In 1934, Delahaye set eighteen class records at Montlhéry, in a specially-prepared, stripped and streamlined 18 Sport. They also introduced the 134N, a 12cv car with a 2.15-litre four-cylinder engine, and the 18cv Type 138, powered by a 3.2-litre six — both engines derived from their successful truck engines. In 1935, success in the Alpine Trial led to the introduction of the sporting Type 135 “Coupe des Alpes”. By the end of 1935, Delahaye had won eighteen minor French sports car events and a number of hill-climbs, and came fifth at Le Mans.

Racing success brought success to their car business as well, enough for Delahaye to buy Delage in 1935. Delage cars continued in production from 1935 to 1951, and were finally superseded by the Type 235, a modestly updated 135. The truck business continued to thrive. Some of the great coachbuilders who provided bodies for Delahayes include Figoni et Falaschi, Chapron, and Letourneur et Marchand, and Joseph Saoutchik, as well as Guillore, Faget-Varlet, Pourtout, and a few others less well known.

Delahaye ran four 160 hp (120 kW; 160 PS) cars (based on the Type 135) in the 1936 Ulster TT, placing second to Bugatti, and entered four at the Belgian 24 Hours, coming 2-3-4-5 behind an Alfa Romeo.

American heiress Lucy O’Reilly Schell approached the company with an offer to pay the development costs to build short “Competition Court” 2.70- metre wheelbase Type 135 cars to her specifications for rallying. Sixteen were produced, most having been uniformly bodied by “Lacanu” a small coachbuilding firm owned and operated by Olivier Lecanu-Deschamps. Joseph Figoni also bodied one of these chassis. Lecanu could respond quickly, build economically, and was favored by Delahaye for its race-cars. All four Type 145 race-cars were bodied by Lecanu, to a weirdly homely design by Jean Francois. Lecanu both designed and built the last of the four Type 145 bodies, this one on chassis 48775.

In 1937, René Le Bègue and Julio Quinlin won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Delahaye. Delahaye also ran first and second at Le Mans. Against the government-sponsored juggernauts Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union, Delahaye brought out the Type 145, powered by a new, complicated 4½-liter V12 with three camshafts located in the block, with pushrod-actuated valves and four overhead rocker-shafts, dual Bosch magneto ignition, and triple Stromberg carburettors. Called “Million Franc Delahaye” after a victory in the Million Franc Race, the initial Type 145, chassis 48771, was driven by René Dreyfus to an average speed 91.07 mph (146.56 km/h) over 200 kilometres (120 mi) at Montlhéry in 1937, earning a Fr200,000 prize from the government. Dreyfus also scored a victory in the Ecurie Bleu Type 145, again number 48771 at Pau, relying on superior fuel economy to beat the more powerful Mercedes-Benz W154, in 1938. Third place in the same race was claimed by Gianfranco Comotti, driving Delahaye Type 145 number 48775. Dreyfus brought his Type 145 number 48771 to its second grand-prix win at Cork, in Ireland, but the German teams had boycotted this event, being another between-the-houses race where they could not exploit their superior power. Type 135s also won the Paris-Nice and Monte Carlo Rallys, and LeMans, that year, while a V12 model (Type 145 number 48773) was fourth in the Mille Miglia. These victories combined with French patriotism to create a wave of demand for Delahaye cars, up until the German occupation of France during World War II. The Type 145 was also the basis for five grand-touring Type 165s, three of which exist today. The other two were demolished during the second World War.

In early 1940, one hundred Type 134N and Type 168 chassis were built (Renault-bodied) as military cars under contract for the French army. The government had ordered private sales to cease in June, 1939, but small numbers of cars continued to be built for the occupying German forces until at least 1942.

After the Second World War

After World War II, the depressed French economy and an increasingly punitive luxury tax regime aimed at luxurious non-essential products, and cars with engines above 2-litres, made life difficult for luxury auto-makers. Like all the principal French automakers, Delahaye complied with government requirements in allocating the majority of its vehicles for export, and in 1947 88% of Delahaye production was exported (compared to 87% of Peugeot and 80% of Talbot output), primarily to French colonies, including those in Africa. Nevertheless, Delahaye volumes, with 573 cars produced in 1948 (against 34,164 by market-leader Citroën), were unsustainably low.

Production of the Type 135 was resumed, with new styling by Philippe Charbonneaux. The Type 175, with a 4.5-litre inline overhead-valve six, was introduced in 1948; this, and the related Type 178 and 180, proved unsuccessful. The Type 175, 178 and 180 were replaced by the Type 235 in 1951, with an up-rated 135 engine producing 152 hp (113 kW; 154 PS).

Until the early 1950s, a continuing demand for military vehicles enabled the company to operate at reasonable albeit low volumes, primarily thanks to demand for the Type 163 trucks, sufficient to keep the business afloat.

A 1-ton capacity light truck sharing its 3.5-litre six-cylinder overhead-valve engine with the company’s luxury cars (albeit with lowered compression ratio and reduced power output) made its debut at the 1949 Paris Motor Show. During the next twelve months, this vehicle, the Type 171, spawned several brake-bodied versions, the most interesting of which were the ambulance and 9-seater familiale variant. The vehicle’s large wheels and high ground clearance suggest it was targeted at markets where many roads were largely dust and mud, and the 171 was, like the contemporary Renault Colorale which it in some respects resembled, intended for use in France’s African colonies. The vehicle also enjoyed some export success in Brazil, and by 1952 the Type 171 was being produced at the rate of approximately 30 per month.

As passenger car sales slowed further, the last new model, a 2.0-litre jeep-like vehicle known as VLRD (Véhicule Léger de Reconnaissance (Delahaye)), sometimes known as the VRD, or VLR, was released in 1951. The French army believed that this vehicle offered a number of advantages over the “traditional” American built jeep of the period. It was in 1951 that Delahaye discontinued production of the Types 175, 178 and 180. During 1953 the company shipped 1,847 VRDs as well as 537 “special” military vehicles: the number of Delahaye- or Delage-badged passenger cars registered in the same year was in that context near negligible, at 36.

Financial difficulties created by an acute shortage of wealthy car buyers intensified. Delahaye’s main competitor, Hotchkiss, managed to negotiate a licensing agreement with American Motors, and obtained sanction to manufacture its Willys MB Jeep in France. The French army had learned to appreciate the simpler machine, available at a much lower price, and cancelled Delahaye’s contract for the more sophisticated VLR reconnaissance vehicle, dealing a hard blow to Delahaye. In August 1953 the company laid off more than 200 workers and salaried employees. Rumours of management discussions with Hotchkiss over some sort of coming together proved well founded. Hotchkiss were struggling with the same problems, but it was hoped that the two businesses might prove more resilient together than separately, and an agreement was signed by the two company presidents, Pierre Peigney for Delahaye and Paul Richard for Hotchkiss, on 19 March 1954. Delahaye shareholders agreed to the protocol, which amounted to a take over of Delahaye by Hotchkiss, less than three months later, on 9 June. Hotchkiss shut down Delahaye car production. By the end of 1954, for a brief period selling trucks with the Hotchkiss-Delahaye nameplate, the combined firm was itself taken over by Brandt, and by 1955, Delahaye and Hotchkiss were out of the automotive chassis business altogether, having their facilities absorbed by the giant Brandt organization with its own objectives for its captives’ assets. By 1956, the brands Delahaye, Delage, and Hotchkiss had forever disappeared.

Models

1899 Delahaye 0910

1899 built vehicle in 2006
1936 1937 1938 Delage DI-12 (Delahaye 134) France Car Photo Spec Sheet Info CARD 1936 Delahaye 134N Berline Autobineau at Monthléry 1938 Delahaye 134 N Chapron Delahaye 1939 134 G Berline Delahaye 1939 134 GDelahaye 134 – 1933-40

1935 Delahaye 135 roadster 1935-1936 Delahaye 135 Coupe des Alpes Car Photo Spec Sheet Stat French Card 1935-1950 Delahaye 135 Competition Le Mans Race Car 1935-1952 Delahaye 135 (1936 Coupe des Alpes) Car Photo Spec Sheet French Card 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Court by Figoni & Falaschi 1936 Delahaye 135 DS Cabrio DV PBC 04 1936 Delahaye 135M Figoni & Falaschi Competition Coupe 1936 Franay Delahaye 135 Convertible 1936-1954 Delahaye 135 Convertible France Luxury Car Photo Spec Sheet Info CARD 1936-1954 Delahaye 135 MS (1948) Henri Chapron Car Photo Spec Sheet Info CARD

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1937 Delahaye 135M Figoni et Falaschi Torpedo Cabriolet 1937 Delahaye 135M Figoni 1937 Delahaye 135MS Competition 1937 Delahaye 135MS 1937, Delahaye 135M Saoutchik Cabriolet 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Competition Cabriolet by Figoni 1938 Delahaye 135m ad 1938 Delahaye Type 135M W-COA b 1939 Delahaye 135 M Drophead Coupe, Body by Chapron 1946 Delahaye 135 Guillore Break de Chasse 1946 DELAHAYE Cabriolet PININFARINA Design Car Rare Art Print a 1947 Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet par Franay - 1947 1947 Delahaye 135 MS ChapronDelahaye 135 – 1935-54

 Delahaye 138 only 300 Lucy O’Riley Schell with the very first Delahaye 138 Sport, probably coach-built in a clumsy way by the small Delahaye racing department workshop.Right This was Lucy's favourite, coach-built by Figoni, a very elegant and fast roadster.
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Delahaye 168 – 1938-40
1947 DELAHAYE 175 COUPE - 1953 CHRYSLER THOMAS SPECIAL 1947 Delahaye 175 1947 Delahaye 175S Aerodynamic Coupe 1947 DELAHAYE TYPE 175S AERODYNAMIQUE Dream Cars CARD 1947 Delahaye Type 175S, Imperial Palace Co. LV, Car Trading Card - Not Postcard
1949 Delahaye 175S Roadster 1947 Delahaye 175S competition version Delahaye 175-175-180 Promo Poster 1949 Delahaye Type 175 Roadster Delahaye 175 Roadster 1949 Delahaye Type 175 Saoutchik Coupe de Ville c 1951 Delahaye 175S Franay 1949 DELAHAYE TYPE 175 SAOUTCHIK COUPE DE VILLE b 1949 Delahaye Type 175S coachwork by Saoutchik Delahaye 175S roadster bugnotti top
Delahaye 175 – 1948-51
1949 Delahaye 178 Drophead Coupé, once owned by Elton John.
Delahaye Chapron factory bodied 235 delahaye 235 08 delahaye 235 02 delahaye 235 01 delahaye 235 04 delahaye 235 07 delahaye 235 09 delahaye 235 06 1951 DELAHAYE 1951-1954 235 ADVERTISING BROCHURE a 1951-1954 Delahaye 235 Convertible Car Photo Spec Sheet Info CARD 1952 1953 1951. Delahaye 235 1951 Delahaye 235 M Chapron Cabriolet a 1951 Delahaye 235 M Chapron cabriolet 1953 Delahaye 235M Pillarless Coupe Delahaye 235 Cabriolet Chapron 1951 Delahaye 235 Saoutchik Roadster 1951 Delahaye 235 coupe von Henry Chapron 1954 Delahaye 235-chapron-saoutchik 1953 Delahaye 235-cabrio-chapron 1952 Delahaye 235-coupe-chapron-paris 1952 Delahaye 235-figoni-cabriolet 1952 Delahaye 235-letourneur-marchand 1951 Delahaye 235-coach-chapron 1951 Delahaye 235-letourneur-marchand 1951 Delahaye 235-cabrio-saoutchik 1950 Delahaye 235M Pillarless Saloon by Ghia 1951 Delahaye 235 Saoutchik Cabriolet - rvr 1951 Delahaye 235 Saoutchik Cabriolet 1951 Delahaye 235 Saoutciik Cabriolet delahaye 235 05Delahaye 235 – 1951-54

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