Delahaye Typ 32a
First Registration 1912, Delahaye Type 32a Runabout Sport with 4-speed gearbox
Only one owner since 1977
Swiss Road Registration with „Veteran“ entry
The last owner spotted this Delahaye in France in 1977, bought it and imported this exceptional automobile to Switzerland. As a next step, the restoration was started on the highest level. This Delahaye was completely disassembled; both the body and the chassis were dismantled into its individual parts. From the body, the wooden structure was replaced and rebuilt from well seasoned ash wood. The frames of the seats were also replaced and then the restored and repaired original exterior sheet metal was reassembled to fit. The chassis was newly nickel-plated. The engine was completely disassembled and rebuilt by qualified specialists. The pistons and bearings were also replaced. The 4-speed gearbox was also disassembled and all bearings replaced.
After the completion of the restoration, the technical inspection at the road traffic office was successfully completed in 1990 with a lot of effort. Many rides, classic meetings and concours followed. This Delahaye has all relevant papers such as FIVA Identity Card, vehicle passport of the Swiss Motor Veterans Club, International Registration Certificate, Swiss vehicle papers, etc.
1908 to 1914 was the time when Delahaye and other companies offered their chassis with sporty bodies, like this Delahaye Type 32a:
As “Runabout Sport”, chassis with lower centre of gravity, long wheelbase, 4-speed gearbox plus reverse gear, sport wire wheels, carrosserie Sport “Double Phaeton” with 4 seats.
A really exceptionally beautiful and sporty Delahaye in perfect collectors condition!