1939 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS
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This berlinetta was built by Carrosserie Marcel Pourtout. The styling was handled by their top designer, Georges Paulin, who had earlier sketched a one-of-a-kind Bentley coupe for Andre Embiricos. This fastback represents yet another variation of the teardrop style. In comparison to the earlier Figoni efforts, this example has a more masculine and aggressive appearance. The car was commissioned by Monsieur Parent, a wealthy amateur racer who competed in a few regional events.
This vehicle, chassis number 90119, was stored safely in a warehouse in Marseille and was raced after the war by Domenic Sales. An American, David Leopold, saw the car in Paris, bought it and shipped it home. It went through several care takers over the years before being purchased in 2000 by the current owner.
This vehicle is one of only four Pourtout-bodied 'Teardrop' Talbots that were built. It is powered by an overhead valve, hemispherical head six-cylinder engine that offers 170 horsepower. There is a four-speed Wilson Pre-selector manual gearbox and a wheelbase that measures 104-inches.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2011
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