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1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Coupe

  • Coachwork by Contamin
  • Chassis Number: 110105
In 1946, Talbot Lago introduced its new T26 Record chassis, a direct development of the prewar T150. The powerful Grand Sport chassis, with an alloy-headed 4.5-liter straight-6 engine, was added to the lineup two years later. A total of 36 Grand Sport chassis were constructed, and several were built as pure racing cars. The T26C claimed Talbot Lago's biggest victory, winning the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1950.

This particular T26 GS, with an extensive racing history that includes five starts at LeMans from 1949 to 1953, is perhaps the most famous of all. This car also participated in numerous races and rallies in the hands of its first owner, Andre Chambas. He bought the chassis and took it to the little-known coachbuilder Contamin, who crafted this lightweight coupe body. The car was re-bodied as an open Barchetta for much of its racing career, but when that concluded, Chambas put the original coupe back in place.

2023 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€2,000,000-€2,500,000 
Sale Price :
USD $2,385,365 (€ 2,185,000.00)

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Talbot-Lago T-26

(Data based on Model Year 1948 sales)
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupé 'Chambas'
Chassis#: 110105
Sold for USD$2,385,365
  2023 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris
1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 image  1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 image  
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport Cabriolet Décapotable
Chassis#: 3179
Sold for USD$1,875,000
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
 
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Cabriolet d'Usine
Chassis#: 101016
Sold for USD$165,118
  2019 RM Sothebys : Essen
 
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport Coupe de Ville
Chassis#: 100238
Sold for USD$962,000
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 image  1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 image  
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Cabriolet by Franay
Chassis#: 110121
Sold for USD$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 USD$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 USD$97,759
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1948 Talbot Lago T26 Record Cabriolet par Saoutchik
Chassis#: 100272
Sold for USD$848,600
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1948 TALBOT-LAGO T26 GRAND SPORT COUPE
Chassis#: 110106
Sold for USD$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 USD$85,642
  2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile
 
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Cabriolet
Chassis#: 100449
Sold for USD$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 USD$159,500
  2005 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1948 Talbot-Lago T26C Grand Prix
Sold for USD$594,000
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1948 TALBOT-LAGO 4 PASSENGER CABRIOLET
Sold for USD$85,250
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Talbot-Lago T-26s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport Coupe de Ville by Saoutchik1002382021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction $600,000$700,000
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 T 26 2008 Silver Auction Arizona in January$150,000  
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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1948 Talbot-Lago T-26

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1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 Vehicle Profiles

1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information
Grand Sport Coupe
Coachwork: Saoutchik
Chassis #: 110114
1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Franay
Chassis #: 110113
1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information
Record Sport Coupe de Ville
Coachwork: Saoutchik
Chassis #: 100238
Engine #: 26347
1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information
Grand Sport Fastback Coupe
Coachwork: Figoni
Chassis #: 110103
1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information
Grand Sport Coupe
Coachwork: Contamin
Chassis #: 110105
1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information
Grand Sport Coupe
Coachwork: Oblin
Chassis #: 110106
Engine #: 103
1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information
Grand Sport Cabriolet
Coachwork: Franay
Chassis #: 110121
1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information
Grand Sport Coupe
Coachwork: Saoutchik
1948 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information
Grand Sport Cabriolet
Coachwork: Saoutchik
Chassis #: 110110
Engine #: 108