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#35627 of 38574 Re: Million dollar ride> [andys120]
Jan 25, 2013 (4:48 am)
This is a Delahaye - probably a 235 - and the body looks really swoopy and curvy, so is the coachbuilder Sauchock (? spelling)?
#35628 of 38574 Re: Million dollar ride> [magnette]
Jan 25, 2013 (6:33 am)
You guys are on the ball, it is indeed a 1949 Delahaye 175 with a Sedan DeVille body by Saoutchik.
Saoutchik was probably the most flamboyant of the French coachbuilders that dominated auto styling during the 30s and 40s. Changes in French tax laws killed their business in the 50s and the Italians took over.
The pictured car went for $1.8 million Barret-Jackson last week.
Jan 25, 2013 (6:38 am)
#35631 of 38574 Re: ??? [lemko]
Jan 25, 2013 (6:46 am)
Vauxhall Corsa (?) - 80's vintage.
#35632 of 38574 Re: ??? [michaell]
Jan 25, 2013 (7:21 am)
Right make. Wrong model.
Jan 25, 2013 (8:15 am)
I will guess Opel Kadett.
They sold Kadetts in Brazil as Chevys, and that looks awfully familiar.
They're bigger than Corsas, about a size up.
#35634 of 38574 Re: ??? [ateixeira]
Jan 25, 2013 (9:38 am)
The pictured car is Kadett E based - but is not an Opel. UK variant would be Vauxhall Astra.
#35635 of 38574 Re: ??? [fintail]
Jan 25, 2013 (11:11 am)
Actually, the car is a 1989 Vauxhall Belmont sold in the UK. We suffered with this car as the Daewoo-built Pontiac LeMans.
#35636 of 38574 Re: ??? [lemko]
Jan 25, 2013 (11:13 am)
Oh that's right, Belmont was the trunkback version, I think.
I remember a family friend had a new LeMans, ca. 1988-89. I don't recall them having any big issues with it (of course, they dumped it by 1994-95 or so), but it was definitely built to that low price.