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1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS


Chassis number : 90103

Talbot-Lago 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS History Specifications
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It is said that the Talbot-Lago T-150C chassis inspired the design of many open roadsters and closed cars, most notably a series of curvaceous custom coupes. Produced in France, the ultra-rare Talbot-Lagos are among the most sought after collector cars ever built. Featuring exceptionally streamlined styling and certainly light enough to be raced competitively, they were called Goutte d'Eau (drop of water), and they became known as Teardrop Talbots. Famed Parisian coachbuilders Joseph Figoni and Ovidio Falaschi would actually patent the car's distinctive flowing shape.

Figoni & Falaschi of Paris introduced their curvaceous coupe on a T150C-SS chassis at the 1937 Paris Auto Salon, with the model Jeancart. This coupe, with the same chassis as its base, followed in New York and became known as the goutte d'eau or teardrop. Originally intended for race the Type 150-SS was given a 4-liter inline 6-cylinder, three carburetor motor with a hemi head.

This car made a bold statement at the 1937 Auto Show held at the New York Auto Show at the Grand Central Palace. This is the prototype car of the style #9220 known as Goutte du Eau - 'Teardrop.' It is considered by many as one of the most iconic shapes in the Automotive French Art Deco era. The Fagoni & Falaschi style is flamboyant, yet elegant. Their use of wild and bright colors made their cars very popular among the participants in early French Concours d'Elegance events.

There are believed to be approximately ten to twelve type 9220 Goutte du Eau coupes built between 1937 and 1938. These are high-performance sports coupes, built to rival any of the world's great cars. It is said that it took Figoni & Falaschi craftsmen 2,100 hours to complete a single body, and no two Teardrop coupes are alike. This is a top-of-the-line SS (Super Sport) version featuring an independent front suspension.

This example is the only known aluminum body and fender car built. The car spent its early life in France and Switzerland. This was also the first 'New York-style' Teardrop coupe built. Its first owner was Freddie McEvoy, an Australian member of the 1936 British Olympic bobsled team. A prominent player on the Hollywood scene, McEvoy's ready access to celebrities made him the ideal high profile owner. It was relocated stateside in 2000. The restoration was completed in 2011.

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1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Talbot-Lago T150C SS

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 TALBOT-LAGO T150-C-SS TEARDROP COUPE
Chassis#: 90107
Sold for USD$13,425,000
  2022 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island Auction
1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS image  1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS image  
1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS 'Goutte d'Eau' Coupé by Figoni et Falaschi
Chassis#: 90110
Sold for USD$3,756,721
  2017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
 
1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS
Sold for USD$3,520,000
  2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company
1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS image  1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS image  

Talbot-Lago T150C SSs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS901152009 Sports & Classics of Monterey$1,200,000$1,500,000$2,000,000

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1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS Profiles

1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information
Coupe
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis #: 90107
Engine #: 173180 or 85021
Vin #: 90107
1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information
Coupe
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis #: 90106
1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information
Coupe
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis #: 90105
Engine #: 85019
1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information
Coupe
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis #: 82928
1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information
Teardrop Roadster
Coachwork: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis #: 90115
1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information
Coupe
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis #: 90103
Engine #: 85018
1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis #: 90111
1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information
Coupe
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi
1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information
New York Teardrop Coupe
Coachwork: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis #: 90105