Here we find more of Thierry Dubois’ work where we see one of these on the N7, the road south from Paris to the Italian border. If you lived in Paris and took your fortnight’s holidays in the south you went via the N7 which was referred to as La Route de la Morte during the holiday season, being as it was a mainly two lane road with vast numbers of people on it during the first and third weekends in August.

You don’t see many of these now and if you do find one in your barn hang on to it as they go for considerable sums.

Despite appearances it’s not one of these, a Chapron bodied Delahaye 235.


Advanced readers will of course know what the “gasoil” advertised as being 2km away is.