Skip to comments.Diana Dors sports car fetches $3m at auction (Beautiful auto, car lovers must see)
Posted on 08/15/2010 12:14:11 PM PDT by I still care
A sports car once owned by the late British actress Diana Dors has sold for $3 million (£1.9m) at a California auction.
The 1949 Delahaye Roadster, which some have dubbed the most beautiful car in the world, was given to Dors when she was 17.
The sky blue car has been described by auctioneers as "extravagant and outrageous - a rolling sculpture".
Dors, who was seen as the British Marilyn Monroe, died in 1984 aged 52
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The car fits her. All curves.
I saw the auction. I’ll bet that car gets 2 MPH ;-)
Then it's perfect for zzz0bama. He only knows how to drive like a crusty, old grammy.
“Some who have dubbed the most beautiful car in the world.”
Some should get their eyes checked. A lot of stuff they park on those fairways in Monterey are junk. Jayne Mansfield had a lot more va va voom than Diana Dors. They all met young deaths. Monroe was really pathetic.
I really meant 2 MPG. As for The Effeminate One....I doubt he knows how to drive ;-)
Did you have to work to get that much negativity in one sentence, or does it come naturally?
I used 6 sentences. The car is ugly. I said Jayne Mansfield was hotter? How is that negative?
Sadly they all met a young death which was tragic and is a factual statement.
Marilyn was a slut used by the Kennedys - this is largely another factual statement.
Part of the everything stinks wing of Free Republic.
Doesn’t do it for me.
Diana Dors AKA Diana Mary Fluck.
Once married to game show host Richard Dawson (1959-1966)
Well, I still vote for Jayne, I love to see her steppin’ out of the car!
An English accent catapults her to a solid 9.8
Great car BTW....
It is indeed rolling art. Beautiful. Thanks for posting ISC.
Diana does Hollywood in the 50's.
Was she in that episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" that the network refused to show, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice?" If so she faked an American accent very well.
There's fluff, and then there's good fluff. Interesting car. Looks expensive.
Hot chick and a really hot car!
Whew!! Almost got a woodie just lookin’ at the photo! Certain model Sea Ray yachts (which I’ve never owned) have the SAME effect. ;oD
No 4 cylinder under the hood of that sum bitch. That’s a beauty!
The vicar became somewhat worried about his planned speech. After lunch, they arrived at the fête at the appointed time. The vicar, totally unnerved about mispronouncing "Fluck", introduced Diana with these immortal words:
Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you our star guest. We all love her, especially as she is our local girl. I therefore feel it right to introduce her by her real name; Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the very lovely Miss Diana Clunt. Wikipedia
Richard Dawson?! Was he the putz who hosted Family Feud for years? And married to HER?! Just proves that LIFE AIN’T FAIR!
I saw a British-racing-green 1958 Austin Healey with shiny wire wheels, spinners, wood dash and tonneau cover sitting on a trailer the other day, which made this car look silly with its exagerated lines.
Interior shot. And this is 1949. Amazing.
Most all the Delahayes were very swept back and aero in an Art Deco way. To each his own, some think they’re stunning and some think they’re cartoonish. I waver back and forth.
Viewed purely as “car” in the American idiom, they’re somewhat nonsensical. Not that we didn’t produce a few “boutique” vehicles ourselves along these lines.
The French do what they do for their own reasons, always have and always will. Seldom does it match our own expectations or aesthetic sensibilities, but when they hit a homerun it’s really something else. This roadster is one of them, as is practically any DS19 through DS21.
I think it’s great, a masterpiece of craftsmanship in steel, chrome, wood and leather. Is it practical at all? No, not really. But, for the right person of means, with the persona to pull it off, this no doubt was a conveyance without peer for making an entrance.
I’m glad it’s been cherished and maintained for us to enjoy. Thanks for posting the photo.
But where do you plug it in?!
Yup-—he’s the one. They had two kids together.
I have a 63 Dodge. It gets 9 mph. So you are probably not far off.
“Once married to game show host Richard Dawson”
Interesting! He was a cutie pie himself. You only mention his game show career, he was also in Hogan’s Heroes, one of my faves.
She does look a bit like Marilyn.
Dawson later married one of the contestants on Family Feud.
The grill of the vehicle is a little much for me (I respond more to the side view) but it seems to match its owner.
Here is another extreme car.
They horribly repainted it for an ad, but it is from a famous movie.
A hint (paraphrased): "Cosmo, get out of the hideous thing. You look like a whatnot".
A guy at work drives a '73 Citroen SM, in very good condition. I'll bet he'd have a spaz attack viewing this car. Practicality is out the window when taste is in charge. And a taste which leans toward French design... Besides if plain old utility had the final say, none of us would ever be allowed to like anything. It would be a plain, generic, boring world with no place for Industrial Design, or Diana Dors, or the French for that matter. When it comes to impractical cars, I'm more of a TR3 kind of guy. But there's something about this car...
Cary Grant drove this?
It gets a lot more than 9mph, I'll tell you. That car could blow the doors off most modern cars.
This isn't mine, but looks just like it. We are wresting with how much to restore it, as it is truly all original. We even have the original aluminum keys and hubcaps.
That's one slow Dodge.
Good grief, there’s a perfectly fine Buick Roadmaster convertible under there somewhere.
She was mistaken for Marilyn on some occasions.
Those SM coupes were great, the Maserati engine had issues with the timing chain that were very expensive as I recall.
First one I ever saw in person was owned and driven by Burt Reynolds. He apparently fell in love with the Transylvania County/Jackson County, North Carolina area while filming a rather infamous movie in the vicinity (the stereotypes perpetuated and magnified by which they’re still living down, lol) and built a home on a mountaintop there, named it World’s End or something like that.
‘Monroe was really pathetic.’
Jayne Mansfield’s wasn’t very nice either. At least she left a lovely daughter.
I guess my extreme reaction comes from the fact that I don’t like to be stared at, and you would be stared at if you were in either of these cars.
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