Remember in 2014 the monster barn find of 100 historic cars belonging to the late and great Roger Baillon?  Each one was covered with 60 years of decay and oxidation.  Rumor is the first of the 60 restorable cars has been rushed to debut this weekend at Pebble Beach.

The owner is Texas tycoon who likes to get things done chop-chop…

David Disiere built a family business into mighty QEO Insurance in Dallas.  It’s an auto insurance company.  Along the way he has built a formidable classic car collection.

On his facebook page, the mogul has been reporting his progress in resurrecting a 1948 Delahaye 135 M cabriolet built by Faget-Varnet that he plucked from the Artcurial auction in February of last year.

This is the car he bought:

Delahaye restored by Disiere from Baillon barn find

Then he turned it over to Stone Barn Automobile Restorations in New Jersey for a transformation in time for the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours.  This year the Delahaye is one of the featured marques.

And here is how the Delahaye will appear tomorrow on the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach.  From rotting in a barn to the ultimate classic car showcase within one year!

Delahaye 135 M to show at 2016 Pebble Beach




Inspired? See the extraordinary scale model Delahaye we offer in our 1:43 Showroom.