1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Convertible Coupé / 111003 Vehicle Information

1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport photograph

1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport photograph

1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport photograph

1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport photograph

1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport photograph

1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport photograph

1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport photograph

1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport photograph

1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport
Convertible Coupé
Chassis #: 111003
Sold for $154,872 (€120,000) at 2007 Coys Auction - Grandes Marques - Maastricht.
Sold for $205,000 at 2008 Bonhams & Butterfields Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia.
Sold for $233,652 (€161,000) at 2008 Bonhams - Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles Automobiles d'Exception.
In 1935, the Talbot-Lago company was merged with the Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq, when Major A.F. 'Tony' Lago bought the Darracq factory at Suresnes and continued production, selling his cars as Darracqs in the UK and Talbots in France. The company continued in both sports car and Grand Prix racing. In 1937 they achieved victories in the French Grand Prix and the Tourist Trophy. IN the post-War era, a victory was earned at LeMans.

The 4.0-liter Lago models were revived in 1946 as the Record. They were given hydraulic brakes, a Wilson pre-selector gearbox, and a 4.5-liter version of the classic long-stroke, cross-pushrod engine. Power output was exception, rated at 170 bhp. For those serious privateers looking for an additional advantage, there was the short-wheelbase Grand Sport fitted with a 190bhp engine.

By the early 1950s, the company's future looked bleak. Lago pressed onward, introduced aa new flagship model at the October 1952 Paris Salon. It was the Talbot-Lago Grand Sport dressed in 2+2 coachwork, designed by Carlo Delaisse of Letourneur & Marchand, and built in-house. Just like the 1946 Record in its day, the Grand Sport was given a 4.5-liter engine derived from the Grand Prix Talbot unit.

There were only 51 examples of the Grand Sport 4.5-liter cars ever produced. This example is chassis number 5302. It left the Suresnes plant on February 4th of 1954 for delivery to its first owner, Mr. Counil. Since that time, the car has had five care-takers.

Over the past two decades, the car has undergone extensive restoration. The engine was rebuilt in the 1980s. The chassis, suspension and braking system were overhauled in the 1990s. It is currently painted in Navy Blue. A full re-trim in beige leather was done in 2000.

In 2008, this Grand Sport Coupe was offered for sale at the 'Quail Lodge, A Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia' presented by Bonhams Auction. It was sold for $205,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2008


2008 Bonhams & Butterfields Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia

Sale Price :
USD $205,000

2008 Bonhams - Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles Automobiles d'Exception

Sale Price :
USD $233,652 (€161,000.00)

2007 Coys Auction - Grandes Marques - Maastricht

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€135,000-€160,000 
Sale Price :
USD $154,872 (€120,000.00)

1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1954 sales)
1954 Talbot-Lago T26 GSL
Chassis#: 111006
Sold for USD$385,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport image  1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport image  
1954 Talbot-Lago T26 GSL
Chassis#: 111012
Sold for USD$385,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport image  1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport image  
1954 Talbot-Lago Grand Sport Coupe
Chassis#: 111006
Sold for USD$154,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport image  1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport image  
1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport
Sold for USD$205,000
  2008 Bonhams & Butterfields Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia
1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport image  1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport image  
1954 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe
Chassis#: 111003
Sold for USD$233,652
  2008 Bonhams - Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles Automobiles d'Exception
1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport image  1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport image  
1954 Talbot Lago T26 Gran Sport
Chassis#: 111003
Sold for USD$154,872
  2007 Coys Auction - Grandes Marques - Maastricht
1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport image  1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1954 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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Vehicle Profiles

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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