1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupé 5

Without doubt, the Talbot-Lago Teardrop Coupes by Figoni et Falaschi represent the crowning achievement of French design and engineering during the 1930s. It is believed that just 16 Teardrops were built in total, in two slightly different body styles. The first car in the “Jeancart” design, after the name of its first owner, was a beautiful, aerodynamic coupe with a long, streamlined rear-end treatment. Only five such cars were built and, of those, just four remain today; this car, Chassis 93064, was the sole Jeancart-style Teardrop originally built upon a four-liter, T23 “Baby” chassis. The other 11 Teardrop Coupes were built in the “New York” style, named after the car exhibited at the 1937 New York Auto Salon. Except for one car on a T23 chassis, these “New York” cars were all based upon the shorter T150-C chassis.

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupé 1 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupé 2 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupé 3 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupé 4

 

Source: RM Auctions

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