1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Cabriolet / 110121 Chassis Information

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 photograph

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Grand Sport Cabriolet
Coachwork: Franay
Chassis #: 110121
Sold for $1,252,240 (€1,120,000) at 2017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba.
One of the early postwar cars noted for its speed was the Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport. It was built for either racing or luxury and benefited directly from Talbot's successful T26 Grand Prix car. As such it was expensive and rare, and coachbuilt examples are highly collectable.

Three Grand sport chassis were clothed by the Parisian coachbuilder Franay, two coupes and this cabriolet (chassis number 110121), which also features an interior by Hermes. It was shown at all the best concours in Europe and won several industry and design awards. Many stars, including Marlene Dietrich and Christian Dior, were linked to this car.

This car was first shown at the Paris Salon in October of 1949, where it was awarded the 1er Grand Prix. It was first white and carried its first grille treatment at the show. It had fitted luggage and a luxurious interior courtesy of Hermes, with bright red leather with white piping.

It was shown at the Concours d'Enghien in 1950 where it won the 1er Grand Prix d'Honneur. In the winter of that year, it was back with Franay, where it was repainted black and given a new grille to a simpler design.

In January of 1951, it was shown on the Talbot stand at the Brussels Auto Show, and again in the Concours de la Grande Cascade in the Bois de Boulogne that summer.

The first owner acquired the car after the car had performed for two years on the show and concours circuit. The car was brought back to Franay a year later to have its grille updated in the style of the Ferrari 212 Inter, chassis 0177 E. Shortly after its completion, it was shown again at the June 1952 Concours d'Enghien. Its final appearance in period was on the Franay stand at the 1953 Paris Salon, where it was sold to a butcher from Versailles.

In the spring of 1960, the Grand Sport was bought for $800 from a M. Barone, who operated a Talbot garage, by Jim Bandy, an American military officer stationed in France.

In 1963, the car was brought with Mr. Bandy to Baltimore, Maryland. A few years later, it was sold to Tom Owens of Grafton, West Virginia, who also owned a Grand Sport Saoutchik coupé, chassis 110101. Mr. Owens performed an engine swap on the two cars, taking the engine from 110121, putting it in 110101, and vice versa.

At some point in the 1970s, the car was acquired from Mr. Owens by David Uihlein of Milwaukee. In 1992, it was advertised for sale in Hemmings Motor News. By this point, the car was partially dismantled. The car was purchased by Austrian restorer Egon Zweimüller. A few years later, Mr. Zweimüller began a decade-long mechanical and cosmetic restoration. The work was completed in 2010.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2017

2017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€1,200,000-€1,500,000 
Sale Price :
$1,252,240 (€1,120,000.00)

2018 1
2017 2
2015 2
2014 1
2012 1
2011 1
2005 1
2004 1
2001 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$962,000$962,0001
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

(Data based on Model Year 1948 sales)
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport Coupe de Ville
Chassis#: 100238
Sold for $962,000
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 image  
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Cabriolet by Franay
Chassis#: 110121
Sold for $1,252,240
  2017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 image  1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 image  
1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Cabriolet d'Usine
Chassis#: 100064
Sold for $352,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 image  1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 image  
1948 Talbot Lago T26 coach 'surprofilé'
Chassis#: 102008
Sold for $97,759
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1948 Talbot Lago T26 Record Cabriolet par Saoutchik
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-Lago T-26 image  1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 image  
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 T-26 image  1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 image  
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Cabriolet
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
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

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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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-261948 Grand Sport Coupe
Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-261948 Record Sport Coupe de Ville
Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis Num: 100238
Engine Num: 26347
Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-261948 Cabriolet d'Usine
Chassis Num: 100449
Engine Num: 26438
Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-261948 Grand Sport Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Figoni
Chassis Num: 110103
Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-261948 Grand Sport Coupe
Coachbuilder: Contamin
Chassis Num: 110105
Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-261948 Grand Sport Coupe
Coachbuilder: Oblin
Chassis Num: 110106
Engine Num: 103
Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-261948 Grand Sport Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis Num: 110110
Engine Num: 108
Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-261948 Grand Sport Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: 110121
Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-26 Record1949 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Dubos
Chassis Num: 101003
Engine Num: 26458
Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-26 Record1950 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Van Antem
Chassis Num: 101001
Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-26 Record1950 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 102018
Engine Num: 6893
Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport1954 Coupe
Chassis Num: 111006
Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport1954 Coupe
Chassis Num: 111012
Chassis information for the Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 302


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