April 18th 2012 – Auto of the day – Talbot – Lago’s
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
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
Philippe Etancelin’s 1949 Grand Prix car, a very long Racing history, won many races.
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
1949 Dubos Coupe 1 of 3, on a SWB Grand Sport Chassis
Offered by E. Thiesen
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 ?
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
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.
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
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.