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Delahaye 1937 Mille Miglia poster

1936 Delahaye 135S at 1937 Mille Miglia.

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This Delahaye 135S poster commemorates the 1937 Mille Miglia. The 1936 Delahaye 135S was one of Delahaye’s first models to enter competitive motorsport. Before the 1930s the company’s cars were reliable but dull and sales were static, and with the company struggling it was decided to call in engineer Jean François to build a car that could compete with the best European marques. The sporty but elegant 135S was part of that development, and enjoyed considerable success, especially in events organised by the Automobile Club de France including the French Grand Prix, Spa and Le Mans.

Following the invasion of Ethiopia under the fascist dictator Mussolini, Italy was undergoing sanctions imposed by The League Of Nations, and only French manufacturers were prepared to ignore the relatively ineffectual ruling. Delahaye entered for the 1937 Mille Miglia, finishing third with the remaining places on the leader board, unsurprisingly, going to Alfa Romeos.

This poster is an adaptation of one of the illustrations created by Bill Philpot for the Johnnie Walker “Gentleman’s Wager” commercial starring Jude Law. The story of that commission can be found here.

This is an original poster designed and illustrated by Bill Philpot.

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SIZE/PRICE:

SIZE 1: 33½” x 24” (85cm x 61cm) £75.00 ($106.00 US, €97.00) incl p&p
SIZE 2: 27½” x 19¾” (70cm x 50cm) £60.00 ($85.00 US, €78.00) incl p&p
SIZE 3: 16¾” x 12” (42.5cm x 30.5cm) £40.00 ($57.00 US, €52.00) incl p&p
SIZE 4: 12” x 8½” (30.5cm x 22cm) £25.00 ($35.00 US, €32.00) incl p&p

Please note: Currency conversions are approximate and are updated manually every six months or so via xe.com currency converter. These prices correct at 7 March 2016.

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1936 Delahaye 135S at 1937 Mille Miglia.

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