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1938 Talbot Lago T150C SS Teardrop Coupe

1938 Talbot Lago T150C SS Teardrop Coupe
1938 Talbot Lago T150C SS Teardrop Coupe
1938 Talbot Lago T150C SS Teardrop Coupe photographed by Douglas at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

1938 Talbot Lago T150C SS Teardrop Coupe

1938 Talbot Lago T150C SS Teardrop Coupe
This Talbot was ordered by The Duke Philippe de Massa in 1938 for participation in the 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours race. Coachwork was done by Figoni et Falaschi using an alloy body with steel fenders. The car was built two inches lower and four inches longer than any other T150 C SS goutte d'eau coupes for frontal area and lower drag. Other features include a heart-shaped sunroof, an opening rear window, the only T150 SS to have this feature for added cockpit ventilation needed for a competition car. Other features include a 250 click Speedo, quick release outside fuel filler cap, high volume fuel tank fitted below the trunk, added air venting below the chrome radiator grille, driver bucket seating and additional bracing for the front end. The car was driven by Duke Philippe de Massa and co-driver Norbert Mahe during the 1939 Le Mans race. They were in 9th place on lap 88 when they forced to retire as a result of another car spilling oil on the track. The Talbot was completely restored in 2000.

Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson
Date: March 14, 2010
Location: Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, Amelia Island, Florida

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