This two-tone Talbot-Lago has sold for $13.425 million – making it the most expensive French car ever sold at auction.
First introduced in 1937, the Talbot-Lago is a car shaped like a teardrop – and it is one of the coolest old-school car designs you will see.
This rare vehicle sold at the Gooding & Company’s live auction at Florida’s Omini Amelia Island Resort on March 4.
It was estimated to sell for $10 million but ended up smashing that prediction.
The coveted T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe in question – chassis No. 90107 – is powered by a 4.0-litre inline-six engine that produces 140hp at 4,100rpm.
Its Goutte d’Eau, or “Teardrop,” body is one of only a handful to feature bodywork designed and fabricated Figoni et Falaschi – which is reflected in its price.
The reason it looks so fresh is down to the extensive restoration it went through in 2000, allowing it to look as clean as it did the day it left the factory.
Talbot-Lago by the numbers
- 3,996 CC OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
- Three Zenith-Stromberg Carburetors
- 140 BHP at 4,100 RPM
- 4-Speed Wilson Pre-Selector Gearbox
- 4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
- Front Independent Suspension with Upper Wishbone and Lower Transverse Semi-Elliptical Leaf Spring
- Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs