April 18th 2012 – Auto of the day – Talbot – Lago’s

Typ. 150CSS

 Chassis: 82930

 Featured is one of the full competition cars that was extensively raced before and after the War. It raced at Le Mans in 1937, 1938, 1939 and again in 1949 but never managed to reach the finish. It also dropped out of the 1937 Mille Miglia due to heavy accident in the rain. Fully restored, the 200 bhp machine was brought back to the Le Mans track by its current owner for the 2006 Le Mans Classic.


Sold by Klaus Werner early 2012


Price: ??

Value: US$1.5 – 3 mil.

Comment: A great piece of kit, ran Le Mans 4 times, would be a great classic Racer




Typ 26 Grand Prix


Chassis: 110008


Philippe Etancelin’s 1949 Grand Prix car, a very long Racing history, won many races.


Price: ??

Value: US$600,000 – 1.5 mil.

Comment: A very good example of the GP Talbot – Lago, not the best, but would be a good Classic Racer. Well worth the money.


Offered by Legends Racing in the UK


Typ. 26GS


Chassis: 110102


1949 Dubos Coupe 1 of 3, on a SWB Grand Sport Chassis


Offered by E. Thiesen


Price: ??

Value: US$1.5 mil. – 3.0 mil.

Comment: About as good as it gets, A Grand Sport Talbot – Lago with absolutely fabulous bodywork by Dubos, the ultimate Grand Routier ?


Typ. 150CSS


Chassis: 90130


1939 Grand Prix car driven by Rene Le Begue, Jean Trevoux, Zora Arkus – Duntov, Harry Schell and more


Info here: http://www.talbot-lago.ch/wp/?p=659

Sold by Lukas Huni at Retromobile 2012

Price: ??

Value: US$1.5 – 2.0 mil.

Comment: Pretty cool piece off kit, an amazing T-L, well worth any sort of price. I think the line running along the car is just amazing.


Typ. 26GS


Chassis: 1100057


1950 Spider Corsa spec. T26GS ex. Louis Rosier 3 Le Mans 1950, 1951 & 1952.


Estimate EURO 1.15 – 1.5 (Approx. US$1.5 – 2 mil.)

Being sold at RM Monaco 12/5/2012

More info. Here http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=MC12&CarID=r324&fc=0


Comment: everything you could want in a car, history, looks, good to drive, and all ready to go. Rosier & Fangio used it @ 1951 Le Mans. Deserved car of the day.


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