1947 Talbot-Lago T-26

Talbot-Lago was a company formed by the collapse of Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq in 1935. Anthony Lago, founder of the company, set-out to produce a line of exclusive and expensive sports cars. The cars initially used six-cylinder engines, but later models featured eight-cylinder engines, and the occasional cheaper engines to help increase sales.

Giuseppe Figoni's was a brilliant artist who worked with metal to produce some of the most unique and flowing coach-bodies of all time. His designs amplified his hatred of the wind; the force that caused drag and crippled the cars power. His creations often centered around this hatred, evident by the streamlined designs, flush door handles, steeply raked windshield, sloping fastback, and enclosures for wheels and tires.


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Related Reading : Talbot-Lago T-26 History

Almost all of the T26 Grand Sport automobiles received custom coachwork from various coachbuilders. Many were used to display their artistic creations at Motor Shows while others sat atop shortened chassis and used for sporting events. Anthony Lago had taken over control of the Talbot factory in Suresnes after the merger with Sunbeam and Darracq had collapsed in 1936. By 1937 he had introduced....
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1947 Vehicle Profiles

1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information

Cabriolet
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi

Chassis Num: 100109

The featured Talbot-Lago T26 chassis 100109 was given a hemispherical cylinder head design engine, courtesy of Anthony Lago, that is capable of producing 170 horsepower. Drum brakes provided stopping power while a live rear- and independent front-sus....[continue reading]

1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information

Record Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Dubos

Chassis Num: T26100365

Talbot was one of the oldest automobile manufacturers in France and one of the oldest in the world. Its history includes several acquisitioned, ending as a subsidiary of Britain's Sunbeam. In 1933, Antonio Lago was sent by Sunbeam management to the A....[continue reading]

1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information

Grand Sport Coupe
Coachwork: Franay

Chassis Num: 110113

This Talbot Lago T26 GS is chassis number 110113 and has coupe coachwork by Franay on a 2.65M wheelbase. It is believed that only three of the Grand Sports had Franay coachwork, a coupe in California and a roadster now in Austria.....[continue reading]

1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information

Cabriolet
Coachwork: Worblaufen

Only three Talbot-Lago T26 Cabriolets were built with a Worblaufen body and all three are different. Worblaufen was one of the most important Swiss coachbuilders for passenger cars. It produced many elegant cabriolets and roadsters on prewar Isotta-F....[continue reading]

1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information

Record Sedan

Chassis Num: 101035

This Record Sedan is an unrestored, original example that was first registered in France in July of 1950. From 1953 to 1961, it served with the Consulate General of France at their Denver, Colorado administrative center. The car was then transferred ....[continue reading]

1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 vehicle information

Record Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Dubos

After acquiring the company in 1935, Antonio Lago developed a range of executive and sporting cars complemented by a high-profile motor racing program. The Talbot Lago-Record Type T26 is an executive car and closely resembled models from the 1930s su....[continue reading]

Cabriolet
Chassis #: 100109 
Record Drophead Coupe by Dubos
Chassis #: T26100365 
Grand Sport Coupe by Franay
Chassis #: 110113 
Cabriolet by Worblaufen
 
Record Sedan
Chassis #: 101035 
Record Drophead Coupe by Dubos
 




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Model Year Production

#1#2#3Talbot-Lago
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)80
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)433
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)
1947Chevrolet (671,546)Ford (429,674)Plymouth (382,290)
1946Ford (468,022)Chevrolet (398,028)Plymouth (264,660)
1942Chevrolet (254,885)Ford (160,432)Plymouth (152,427)

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