Emile Delahaye started the French automobile manufacturing company in 1894. Delahaye became very famous in the 1930's
as a producer of luxury vehicles, some of the greatest coach-builders provided bodies for Delahayes. In 1935 Delage was taken over,
and in 1954, Delahaye was bought by Hotchkiss, which dropped the name "Delahaye" a few month later.