Jude Law Catches a Face Full of Engine Oil Out of a Delahaye Type 135S in New Ad

Jude Law is a great British actor, which is exactly what Johnnie Walker needs to offer the right style and flavor to their new advertorial campaign. Well, to be honest, it’s not new, since the recently teased spot is the second installment of The Gentlemen’s Wager gig. If last year the Hollywood star would dance for Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini in a contest to win a classic yacht, this time the competition relates to a legendary racing machine.
Jude Law wants to get this car by winning a race 1 photo
Photo: Johnnie Walker on YouTube
Gods of racing, we thank you for your kindness and care that brought us to this legendary racing machinery today. You see, the real celebrity in the video teaser you can see below is not really Jude Law, but the car fans can see him racing towards Monaco.

“I want this car. I don’t want to buy it with money. I want to win it,” Jude Law says with that fine British accent ladies love so much.

Worry not, fellow petrolheads, with this vehicle, you don’t need to be some fancy, good looking actor with a cocky accent. Let us remind you the sporting tourer in question is a heart breaker. Today, it may look like an old piece of machine, but this racing beast burned solid rubber in its glory days.

Known as the Coupe des Alpes after its success in the Alpine Rally, the Delahaye 135 was first presented in 1935 and signified the French company’s decision to build sportier cars than before. We’re looking at a 3.2-liter overhead valve straight six with four-bearing crankshaft that derived from one of Delahaye’s truck engines and was also used in the more sedate, longer wheelbase.

We’re talking about 95 horsepower in twin carburetor form while 110 hp outputs were also available in a version with three downdraught Solex carbs. How does that translate? Well, how does doing 92 mph in the 1930s sound like?

And we haven’t even got to the best part. You see, the vehicle in question is the competition’s 135S, which is the one that set the record at the Ulster Tourist Trophy and placed second and third in the Mille Miglia in 1936 and 1938 24 Hours of Le Mans, respectively.

Well, being a famous actor pays off big time, we must say.

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