1938 Talbot-Lago T150C
|Model History||Auction sales research||Specifications||Body styles and Chassis Data|
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Perfectly proportioned, the Teardrop Coupes were arguably the pinnacle of the French streamlined design movement. They matched exquisite coachwork with a powerful engine and capable chassis, and a sunroof (one of three) exclusively for the enjoyment of two people.
This car is unusual in that it has a continuous history from new, with no history of fire, accident or deterioration. The car was delivered new to M. Troussaint, Director of the Casino at Namur, Belgium. The car was shown in Concours competition then, much as it is today.
Likely as a result of World War II, the car disappeared from view, resurfacing in storage in the 1950s. It was complete and original when the current owners acquired the car in the early 2000s. The car proved to be remarkably complete. Most of the wooden framework was used after disassembly, cleaning and refastening. Sheet metal, upholstery and mechanical refurbishments were all handled with an eye towards perfection and a respect for the original intent and purpose of the car.
|Auction Sales Information|
|Auction||RM Auctions - Villa d'Este|
|Sale Price||$4,473,253 (€3,136,000.00)|
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