Described by Figoni as a 'Faux Cabriolet', this teardrop was used to publicize the reliability of the Talbot-Lago chassis. On a bet, it was driven from Paris to Nice in less than 10 hours. It is one of the most elegant styles created by Figoni and is considered by enthusiasts to be his most outstanding design.
This car was the epitome of the high-quality performance and aerodynamic coachwork that defined 1930s French automotive styling. The chassis was designed by Anthony Lago in 1935, ad the series was produced between 1937 and 1939. The car had a 4-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with a hemispherical head and overhead valves on a 2.65 meter racing chassis, all designed by Talbot engineer Walter Becchia. The coachwork was by Figoni et Falaschi of Paris, masters of streamline styling. The T150 C SS won prizes at every major concours in prewar France. The press nicknamed this model the goutte d'eau, or 'tear drop,' the perfect aerodynamic shape. Woolf Barnato, chairman of Bentley Motors in 1925, became the car's first owner after he saw it at the Olympia International Automobile Exhibition in London.Also photographed at :