1949 Talbot Lago T26

Record - 4.5 Litre Cabriolet, ex-Richard von Frankenberg

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1949
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: €95,000 - €140,000
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: T26 100 400
It is a common fantasy among motoring enthusiasts to drive a Grand Prix car or a Le Mans winner on the road. Owners of the Talbots built by Antonio Lago realised that dream because every car which Lago built until the mid-1950s was directly related to Talbot's competition models, which won Grand Prix and Le Mans.
Antonio Lago acquired Talbot in 1935 and, in four years, propelled it from a respected marque to a great one which was a favourite with coachbuilders such as Figoni et Falaschi. After the war it continued to make some of the world's finest cars and production soon reached over 400 a year.
This magnificent original Graber bodied Talbot Lago 4.5 litre is indeed a very rare find and has resided untouched in the Automuseum Schloss Langenburg in Germany for the