1939 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS

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.

In 1936 the T150-C entered the scene. Lago was able to persued the famous driver Rene Dreyfus to leave the Ferrari organization, and race for the Talbot-Lago driving team at the French Grand Prix at Montlhery.

The Talbots featured metallic paints and dual-tone finishes. This was the influence of Figoni. Chrome was decorated along the edgework of many of his vehicles.

There were fourteen Talbot-Lago T150C SS Series created by Figoni between 1937 and 1939. Many still exist today. A true testament to the beauty and craftsmanship of these vehicles.

In 1959 the company was taken over by Simca.


by Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2006

Related Reading : Talbot-Lago T150 History

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 a new line of vehicles, two of which were entered in the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans. He continued his racing endeavors by moving to single-seat racers and by 1939 a purpose-built Grand Prix car had been completed. The onset of World War....
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1939 Vehicle Profiles

1939 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 90060
Engine Num: 85178

At a time when cars were still featuring running boards, flat fenders and numerous squared-off edges, Talbot-Lago were implementing designs centered around the growing study of aerodynamics and of futuristic designs. And while the Figoni & Falaschi e....[continue reading]

1939 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Pourtout
Designer: Georges Paulin

Chassis Num: 90120
Engine Num: 17318-C

This Talbot-Lago T150 C SSs with Pourtout Aerocoupé body is one of four examples created of this type. This car, along with two others, are believed to still remain. The fourth car is rumored to still exist in the form of pieces. However, this rem....[continue reading]

1939 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Pourtout
Designer: Georges Paulin

Chassis Num: 90119

In 1936 after completing a management buy-out of his employer, Automobiles Talbot France, Anthony Lago founded the motor-racing marque, Talbot Lago. Working with his chief engineer, Walter Becchia, Lago set out to combine high-performance with beauti....[continue reading]

Coupe
Chassis #: 90060 
Coupe by Pourtout
Chassis #: 90120 
Coupe by Pourtout
Chassis #: 90119 




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Model Year Production

#1#2#3Talbot-Lago
1942Chevrolet (254,885)Ford (160,432)Plymouth (152,427)
1941Chevrolet (1,008,976)Ford (691,455)Plymouth (522,080)
1940Chevrolet (764,616)Ford (541,896)Plymouth (430,208)
1939Chevrolet (577,278)Ford (487,031)Plymouth (423,850)
1938Chevrolet (465,158)Ford (410,263)Plymouth (285,704)
1937Ford (942,005)Chevrolet (815,375)Plymouth (566,128)
1936Ford (930,778)Chevrolet (918,278)Plymouth (520,025)
1935Ford (820,253)Chevrolet (548,215)Plymouth (350,884)
1934Ford (563,921)Chevrolet (551,191)Plymouth (321,171)

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