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1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Cabriolet / 93017 Vehicle Information

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 photograph

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Sold for $660,000 at 2014 The 7th Annual Auburn Auction.
The Talbot-Lago name arose from the demise of the Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq collapse that occurred in 1935. Tony Lago, the former general manager of the company, took over the Talbot factory and began building cars using his own surname. He enlisted the help of engineer Walter Brecchia and together they created some alluring and magnificent automobiles. Their vehicles were known for exceptional reliability and high-performance, fitted with coachwork by talented craftsmen, such as Figoni & Falaschi. Ovidio Falaschi handled the books while Giuseppe Figoni was the designer, and together they created some of the most streamlined designs of the era.

This particular Sport Cabriolet is an example of Figoni & Falaschi-influenced design work with Talbot-Lago. It is powered by a six-cylinder engine with hemispherical combustion chambers and twin Solex carburetors. The engine is mated to a four-speed pre-selector gearbox and there are heavy-duty four-wheel drum brakes. The use of an actuator pedal replaces the clutch pedal with the Wilson pre-selector gearbox and allows it to engage and disengage the transmission. Gear selection is accomplished by pre-selecting the desired gear with the hand selector, then depressing and releasing the actuator pedal. This eliminates the traditional clutch mechanism.

This car resided in the collection of William Adamson, Richard Gorman for several years before coming into the care of its current caretaker. It was given an original restoration in the early 1990s and no expense was spared. It has recently been given a recent cosmetic refreshing.

The body features long tapered fenders, flush-fitting skirts with chrome accents, a pair of Marchal headlamps, and a rear that features a dramatic design with a raised spine through the center. The back is also devoid of bumpers, there are rear hinged doors, and there is chrome on the lower sides

The interior has recently been given new hides and a matching tan convertible top. The walnut dashboard holds a set of Jaeger competition gauges and racing steering wheel.

The four-liter engine gives this T-23 a top speed of 120 mph. The seven main bearing engine breathes through a pair of tuned Solex carburetor. This engine was recently treated to a full rebuild.

At the 2012 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance it won the Concours International Award for Timeless Elegance. In 2013 it was a class winner at The Elegance in Hershey and then received a Best in Class award at the Misselwood Concours d'Elegance later the same year.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2017



2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $550,000-USD $750,000 
Lot was not sold

2014 The 7th Annual Auburn Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $750,000-USD $1,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $660,000

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 93408
Sold for USD$250,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  
1938 Talbot Lago T23 'Baby' 4.0-Litre Cabriolet
Chassis#: 93035
Sold for USD$215,289
  2019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1938 TALBOT T23 4.0-LITER CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 93123
Sold for USD$517,000
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  
1938 Talbot-Lago T-23 Sport Cabriolet
Sold for USD$660,000
  2014 Worldwide Auctions - Auburn
 
1938 Talbot-Lago T-23 Sport Cabriolet
Chassis#: 93017
Sold for USD$660,000
  2014 The 7th Annual Auburn Auction
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe
Chassis#: 93064
Sold for USD$2,640,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupé
Chassis#: 93064
Sold for USD$2,836,378
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  
1938 Talbot-Darracq T23 Drop Head Coupe
Chassis#: 93122
Sold for USD$649,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 93465
Sold for USD$226,996
  2007 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Cabriolet
Sold for USD$209,000
  2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe
Chassis#: 93064
Sold for USD$2,145,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 4.0-Litre Cabriolet
Chassis#: 93001
Sold for USD$152,784
  2005 Bonhams - Important Sports and Competition Motor Cars & Fine Automobilia
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  1938 Talbot-Lago T23 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1938 Talbot-Lago T23's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Baby Coach Grand Luxe930562020 Artcurial : Retromobile $140,000$200,000
1938 Talbot-Lago T-23 Sport Cabriolet930172017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ $550,000$750,000
1938 Talbot-Lago T-23 Sport Cabriolet934082016 Dragone Auction Greenwich Weekend Auction $750,000$850,000
1938 TALBOT LAGO T 23 MAJOR CABRIOLET 2011 Rétromobile   

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Talbot-Lago T23 Vehicle Profiles
Cabriolet
Talbot-Lago T23 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 93001
Engine Num: 23152
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Talbot-Lago T23 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 93017
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Talbot-Lago T23 Coupe

Chassis Num: 93041
Model Year: 1938
Profile

Faux Cabriolet
Talbot-Lago T23 Faux Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 93043
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Teardrop Coupe
Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 93064
Engine Num: 23294
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Talbot-Lago T23 Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 93122
Engine Num: 23343
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Talbot-Lago T23 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis Num: 93123
Engine Num: 23356
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Talbot-Lago T23 Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 93408
Engine Num: 23544
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Talbot-Lago T23 Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 93463
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Talbot-Lago T23 Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 93615
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History


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