The Talbot Lago, Came, Conquered, And Revved Away

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This Luxurious Classic Car Is Iconic

The era went by saw the rise and fall of some epic coachbuilders. Even those that no longer roam the surface of the earth or produce new gems anymore left a big footprint on our land and we continue to reminisce in awe how great they were.

The Talbot-Lago by the French Marque Talbot S.A. was a car that came, conquered and faded having done what it had to do. But you have to respect the car designed to look like a water droplet.

Under the hood is a 4-liter, 6-cylinder engine whose engineers found befitting to affix alongside three carburetors. Back in its youthful days, this car produced 140 hp and reached a top speed of about 100 mph.

The power train also includes a 4-speed Wilson preselector transmission. Among historical achievements is a clean sweep of the top three awards at the 1937 Grand Prix.

It would also go to do magic in Britain at the Royal Automobile Club’s (RAC) Tourist where it wan the 1937 trophy. From whichever angle you look at it, the Talbot Lago was a beautifully built car, regardless of which model you pick.

The 150-C SS Coupé won the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award. However, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, and Alfa Romeo all presented a formidable challenge to this nice, unique car that ruled in several ways its heydays.