(credit: shooterz.biz/RM Auctions) 1938 Talbot Lago T150C-SS Teardrop Coupe | US$auction | www.rmauctions.com
1938 Talbot Lago T150C-SS’s teardrop shape body still looks gorgeous even after more than 70 years. conceived by Figoni & Falaschi, the Talbot Lago’s head turning smooth and sexy curves challenged the otherwise conventional boxy design of that era. this particular fine example here, the 1938 Talbot Lago T150C-SS Teardrop Coupe, was built on a shorter competition-bred (denoted by ‘SS’ & ‘C’ in its model number) Talbot chassis and one of the three that sports a factory fitted sunroof. apparently, this example is one of the only eleven examples with second-series “New-York” Figoni coachwork. hence, you will be hard-pressed to find another that’s so beautifully and painstakingly restored.
the story goes that it was ‘rediscovered’ in Belgium and subsequently being put through a ‘cost-no-objection’ restoration at RM Auto Restoration. the result is what you see here today. the restoration is not in vain. after its restoration, this particular classic vehicle has rolled away with three awards at the Pebble Beach (2009) and took the coveted Best of Show at the 2010 Meadow Brook. avid classic car collectors would have a chance to own this beautiful example come May 21 at the inguural auction at Villa d’Este, Italy. the 1938 Talbot Lago T150C-SS Teardrop Coupe is among the 30 world-class(ic) cars to go under the hammer in this event.