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1939 Talbot-Lago T-23 Major Cabriolet by Carrosserie Talbot

$450,000 (£348,930)
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1939 Talbot-Lago T23 Major 4.0 Liter Cabriolet Coachwork by Carrosserie Talbot s/n 93615, Engine no. 23440 Black with Red Leather Talbot-Lago sits prominently among the greatest of all European prewar automotive marques. Their brilliance of design, engineering, and elegance converges on a history of challenge and determination, all of which is embodied in the sculptured legacy of their grand designs. Yet troubled as Talbot-Lago was throughout their storied past, nothing kept them from perfecting and achieving astonishing automobiles of the finest order. It is this fortitude and demand for perfection that brought the open coachwork 4 liter T23 to fruition. By 1933, Talbot had achieved racing success at Le Mans, Indianapolis, and the French Grand Prix. These successes however were having little impact on sales, and, had it not been for the timely arrival of the vibrant Italio-British engineer Anthony Lago in 1934, surely it would have been the last of Talbot. But fate had sent Lago to the rescue, and with him came engineer Walter Brecchia. The first of their projects was a Brecchia designed 3 Liter effort that was suitable but underpowered and, lacking proper platforms for coachwork,

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left-hand-drive 1939 talbot lago t 23 major convertible carrosserie black 4-speed leather red-leather restored red-interior

key Facts

  • Ad ID
    283477
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Talbot-Lago > T23
  • Year
    1939
  • Mileage
    93836 mi
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Emeryville, 94608, California
United States

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