1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Record

1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Cabriolet by Antem

In 1934 a gentleman named Joseph Figoni would work with Anthony Lago to design a line of prestigious bodies for Talbot-Lago. The postwar Record model was the final evolution of these beautiful designs, tastefully updated by noted designer Carlo Delaisse. The Record chassis was also available to the trade. Featuring fully independent suspension and coil springs, it offered superb handling.

In October 1946, Talbot-Lago had a small display located behind Peugeot at the annual Paris Salon. The brand new Model T-46 was shown for the very first time. Offered in four body styles including a convertible, it was a show stopper.

This prime example, chassis number 101001, is the actual car that was featured at the 1949 Paris Auto Salon. It features the rare and desirable coachbuilt T26 Cabriolet body by Antem.

Powered by a smooth and powerful 4,482 cubic centimeter inline six-cylinder engine, it has twin Zenith-Stromberg carburetors. Backed by a trademark pre-selector Wilson gearbox, it is a pure joy to drive, especially compared to the long throw and slow shifting gearboxes that were common at the time.

The beautiful engine features polished Art Deco valve covers that work in unison with the sleek styling of the body. The semi pontoon fenders made a bold statement and blend smoothly with the Ventiport inspired air vents.

The overall effect of these Antem bodies offers exceptionally smooth and timeless styling.

Descriptions & pictures by ultimatecarpage & rmsothebys & revivaler & classiccars

Production Start 1950
Country of origin France