Cabriolet d'Usine
Chassis Num: 100064
Sold for $352,000 at 2017 RM Sothebys.
Talbot-Lago made about 750 T26s. The firm offered convertibles, sedans, and coupes, but some customers just bought the chassis and hired outside coachmakers to build the body. The new T26 Record model was exhibited at the Paris Salon in October of 1946.

The car is powered by a 'hemi' 4.5-liter six-cylinder engine developing 170 horsepower and coupled to a 4-speed semiautomatic (Wilson pre-selector) transmission. The engine was developed by Major Anthony Lago during the war in conjunction with chief engineer Carlo Marchetti. It was one of the most powerful production engines in the early post-war world. The 3,970-pound vehicle has an estimated top speed of 105 mph. The chassis also was given an independent coil springs front suspension.

The body styles were based upon the original 1934 factory bodies conceived with the assistance of coachbuilder Joseph Figoni. They were tastefully updated by Carlo Delaisse, whose resume includes work at the shops of Vanvooren and Letourneur et Marchand.

This Cabriolet d'Usine T26 Record was originally sold in Belgium. It is an early production Record, delivered to Belgian agent Guerret of Brussels in late 1947 and sold to its first owner the following year. Its first-series 'factory convertible' bodystyle has a windshield surround, with no top bar, full chrome trim, and free-standing chromed headlamps.

Believed to have come to the United States in the early 1960s, it remained in Mr. Joseph Cantore's collection until the mid-1990s. William Ruger Jr. acquired the original and unrestored car which had just 26,000 miles on its odometer. In 2004, it was given a comprehensive restoration. In all, more than 4,200 hours were spent on the restoration work.
In 2017, it was offered for sale at RM Sotheby's auction in Amelia Island on behalf of the Orin Smith collection.

Chassis# 100064

2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
Estimated Value:$650,000-$850,000 
Sale Price$352,000

Analysis

Chassis number 100064 Auction Sales History
2017$352,000

2017 2
2015 2
2014 1
2012 1
2011 1
2005 1
2004 1
2001 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$802,120$1,252,2402
2015$473,180$848,6002
2014$1,485,000$1,485,0001
2012$85,642$85,6421
2011$143,000$143,0001
2005$159,500$159,5001
2004$594,000$594,0001
2001$85,250$85,2501

Recent Sales

1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Cabriolet by Franay
Chassis#:110121
Sold for $1,252,240
  2017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
    
1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Cabriolet d'Usine
Chassis#:100064
Sold for $352,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
    
1948 Talbot Lago T26 coach 'surprofilé'
Chassis#:Chassis#:102008
Sold for $97,759
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1948 Talbot Lago T26 Record Cabriolet par Saoutchik
Chassis#:Chassis#:100272
Sold for $848,600
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1948 TALBOT-LAGO T26 GRAND SPORT COUPE
Chassis#:110106
Sold for $1,485,000
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
    
1948 Talbot T26 Lago Record berline
Sold for $85,642
  2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile
 
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Cabriolet
Chassis#:100449
Sold for $143,000
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
    
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Cabriolet
Chassis#:Chassis#:101016
Sold for $159,500
  2005 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1948 Talbot-Lago T26C Grand Prix
Sold for $594,000
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1948 TALBOT-LAGO 4 PASSENGER CABRIOLET
Sold for $85,250
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

No Sale

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1948 TALBOT-LAGO T26 RECORD CABRIOLET BY GRABER1003512015 Keno Brothers : NY Auto$250,000$295,000$650,000
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Cabriolet in the style of Saoutchik1101102015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey $1,700,000$2,100,000
1948 TALBOT LAGO 2008 Silver Auction Bellevue$145,000  
1948 TALBOT - LAGO T26 DROPHEAD1030272007 Silver Auction Seattle$21,000  
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Drophead Coupe 2007 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona$130,000$175,000$225,000
1948 TALBOT-LAGO T26 DUBOS CABRIOLET 2006 Silver Auction Portland$22,000  

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