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Delahaye 175 was an automobile manufactured by Delahaye between 1947 and 1951. The last of the large Delahayes, the type 175 was essentially a 135 with a larger engine and more modern suspension, with between 120 and 160 hp depending on compression and how many Solex carburettors were fitted. The front end design was by Delahaye’s young head designer Philippe Charbonneaux, and marked an effort to develop a particular Delahaye "face". Delahaye required coachbuilders to use the corporate front-end, although famous ones such as Figoni et Falaschi were given a certain amount of leeway. The 4.5-litre engine used in these cars carried the "183" model code.
fter having spent World War II building train cars for the German occupiers, Delahaye was included in deputy director Paul-Marie Pons’ 1945 plan Pons for French industry and engineering. His plan Pons was a five-year program for the recreation of French industry, allotting Delahaye the position of building covetable sports and luxury cars intended to raise much-needed foreign currency. The 134, 135, and 148 were revived, but Delahaye still needed a "halo car" like the 165. In consideration of the lower quality materials available in the immediate post-war era, the elaborate 4.5-litre V12 engine of the prewar 145 was replaced by a new, less complex six-cylinder engine of the same displacement. The new 175 was one of a very few debuts at the Paris Salon in October 1946, and therefore garnered considerable attention. It would also be Delahaye’s first left-hand drive model.
The car, however, was not fully developed yet: while shown again in 1947, production did not truly begin until 1948, and some say that it was never fully developed. However, as most of the French grandes marques no longer existed, coach builders all descended upon the 175 to prove their art.
No more than 51 Type 175s were built. While not a grand success in the marketplace, a Type 175S won the 1951 Monte Carlo Rally and had a strong showing at the 1950 Carrera Panamericana. The 175 was available with twin carburettors and a 295 cm wheelbase; two longer wheelbase versions with single carburettors and 125 hp were also built: The types 178 (315 cm, 37 built) and 180 (333.5 cm). Only seventeen Type 180s were produced, mainly for heads of state and the like. Two Henri Chapron-bodied, fully armoured 180 limousines with divisions were built for the leadership of the French Communist Party in 1948. A prototype "Delage D180" was also developed on this basis, but never entered production as Delage instead focused on their D6 model. The total produced of the series is 105, although some sources claim only just under a hundred were built.
The type 183 engines with single carburettors produced from 120 to 140 hp depending on compression, allowing for top speeds of 130 (type 180), 140 (type 178) and 145 (type 175) km/h. The triple-carbed versions available in the 175 and 175S raised this to about 160 km/h (99 mph), …
Remote-controlled (RC) vehicles are fantastic miniature versions of cars, monster trucks, boats and helicopters. From electric-powered to petrol-driven models, you can find all sorts of RC toys best suited for your level of experience and skills.
While electric RC boats or cars are ideal for those just starting out in the hobby, we best recommend nitro RC vehicles for more skilled drivers and sophisticated enthusiasts.
One reason why nitro RC cars or helicopters are a must-have is their performance. They operate and sound like actual vehicles, only much smaller. In addition to creative physical designs, nitro vehicles also produce engine sounds and smoke, just like their life-sized counterparts. They also deliver beautiful presentations, being able to glide smoothly or run in high speeds. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Here are the other top advantages:
- Mechanical sound and vehicular fumes offer a realistic experience for users.
- Running time is longer lasting and virtually unlimited, depending on your fuel supply and driving habits.
- Compared to brushed electric models, nitro vehicles come in 2-cycle gas engines or large nitro motors that make them more powerful and run much, much faster.
- For the savvy hobbyists, it provides an opportunity to develop and improve one’s mechanical skills.
It is important to be well-informed on what you will be getting before you purchase an RC model, or any product for that matter. To know if a nitro remote control car or boat is right for you, you’ve to consider also the following disadvantages:
- They are an advanced type of RC vehicles, and are designed for more experienced owners and operators.
- This type of model can also take considerable time to break-in and require high maintenance.
- They are built and designed to run in outdoor environments, not ideal for indoor use.
- When running, it produces a lot of noise and vehicular smoke. This might not be pleasant for the neighbours.
- Nitro vehicles don’t come with a reverse option.
- Depending on the circumstances, nitro fuel might not be easily accessible in your location.
As with other products available in the market, nitro RC vehicles are not for everyone. If you are a beginner in the hobby, it would be best for you to start looking into other models that are electric-powered. They are much easier to operate and more user-friendly.
For a more adventurous and experienced enthusiasts, the nitro-powered remote control models would be a great choice to go.…