1937 Talbot-Lago T150C 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 | Apr 2005

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1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi

Chassis Num: 90105
Engine Num: 85019

While there have been a number of cars to wear the dashing lines of a tear drop, only a few were set apart by the special chassis that served as a foundation for their entrancing bodywork. These mythical cars are known as the T 150 C SS. The T150 C b....[continue reading]

1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi

Chassis Num: 90107
Engine Num: 173180
Vin Num: 90107

Ordered by the Maharajah of Kapurthala, the car (Chassis #90107) was used by the Maharani, an English woman who went by the name of Stella Mudge, an exotic dancer at the Folies Bergeres in Paris. It campaigned in several Concours d'Elegance where it....[continue reading]

1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi

Described by Figoni as a 'Faux Cabriolet', this teardrop was used to publicize the reliability of the Talbot-Lago chassis. On a bet, it was driven from Paris to Nice in less than 10 hours. It is one of the most elegant styles created by Figoni and ....[continue reading]

1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi

Chassis Num: 82928

Louis Delage began producing cars in 1905, assembling parts from other companies and adding his own bodies. The company won their first car race, the Coupe de Voiturettes in 1906. Delages were entered in numerous competitions ranging from the French ....[continue reading]

1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Figoni & Falaschi

Chassis Num: 90103
Engine Num: 85018

It is said that the Talbot-Lago T-150C chassis inspired the design of many open roadsters and closed cars, most notably a series of curvaceous custom coupes. Produced in France, the ultra-rare Talbot-Lagos are among the most sought after collector ca....[continue reading]

1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS vehicle information

Teardrop Roadster
Coachwork: Figoni & Falaschi

Chassis Num: 90115

The curvaceous French coachwork of the late 1930s replaced the largely functional forms of the 1920s and early 1930s and ushered in the era of the automobile as art. The Parisian firm of Figoni & Falaschi is widely regarded as the innovator of the ne....[continue reading]

Coupe
Chassis #: 90105 
Coupe
Chassis #: 90107 
Coupe
 
Coupe
Chassis #: 82928 
Coupe
Chassis #: 90103 
Teardrop Roadster by Figoni & Falaschi
Chassis #: 90115 

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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