The Delahaye earned top honors in the “European Classic Closed” class, while the 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff Aravis took second in the “Bugatti Type 57” class
Oxnard, Calif. (August 20, 2019)– The Mullin Automotive Museum announced today that one of its vehicles has won a coveted “Best in Class” award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during the world-famous Monterey Car Week in Monterey, California on August 18, 2019. The Mullin’s 1937 Delahaye Type 145 Chapron Coupe received the highest award in the “European Classic Closed” class, from a field of competitors around the globe.
After a very successful career in international Grand Prix racing from 1937 – 1939, then-owner A. M. Duprie sent the Type 145 to legendary coachbuilder Henri Chapron to be re-bodied from an open Grand Prix car to a lithe and unique two-seat coupe.
“We’re honored to receive this ‘Best in Class’ award from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance,” said Mullin Automotive Museum Founder Peter Mullin. “Pebble Beach is a flagship event for the entire automotive community and sharing this exquisite vehicle with the public outside of the museum is already a great opportunity.”
Also taking high honors in its class, the 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis took second in the “Bugatti Type 57” class. The Aravis is a unique example, originally made for the legendary French racing driver Maurice Trintingnant. The car’s body by Gangloff and distinctive two-tone paint finish led Jean Bugatti himself to call it “one of the most beautiful Type 57s.”
For more information about these carsand others in the Mullin Automotive Museum collection, please visit www.MullinAutomotiveMusuem.com.
About the Mullin Automotive Museum
The Mullin Automotive Museum is located at 1421 Emerson Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033, in the building formerly occupied by the Otis Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife. The museum is typically open to the public on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month from 10 AM to 3 PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.MullinAutomotiveMuseum.com. Semi-Private tours are offered on Tuesdays at 10 AM and Thursdays at 11 AM for $40 per person. Other weekdays may be available by appointment. Reservations are required. For information on semi-private tours or on Mullin 1000 Club membership benefits, please call 805.385.5400. To see photos of the exhibits and the cars on display, please follow the Mullin Automotive Museum’s official Instagram page.