A beautiful and rare 1937 classic French car named Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe was bought by a collector for a record high price of more than 13 million USD at auction.
It went on sale in early March at the Gooding and Company auction in Amelia Island. The car’s final pegged price was $13,425,000, making it the highest valued French car ever sold at auction and also setting a world record for the car. antique car.
The body frame number T150-C-SS 90107 designed by Figoni et Falaschi is the special feature that makes this classic car reach such a high price. According to the auction house’s research, the company designed only about 10 to 20 Teardrop Coupes, and they were built in two types – the Coupé Jeancart and the Modéle New York fastback. The Modéle New York bodywork was built in only two units with an all-aluminum construction and this is the only model still in existence with the original bodywork.
Powering the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe is a 4.0-liter inline-six engine block with three Zenith-Stomberg carburetors, producing 140 horsepower. The car has a four-speed Wilson manual transmission, four-wheel mechanical brakes, independent front suspension and direct rear axle. Both have semi-elliptic leaf springs.
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The Talbot is shipped finished in blue with gray fenders. It has a racing exhaust and even has a sunroof. It passed through a few more owners and was painted white and stuck in a garage in California for 40 years until 2002.
The restored 90107 made its debut at the 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and appeared at the 2007 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, winning Best of Show. Also it won the First Class title in Pebble Beach. This 80+ year old car is a beautiful example of early automotive design.
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