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  Talbot Lago T26 Record Chapron DHC

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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1946 - 1955
Numbers built:about 750
Designed by:Chapron
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Configuration Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 4,482 cc / 273.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 93.0 mm (3.7 in) / 110.0 mm (4.3 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 3 Zenith-Stromberg Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 170 bhp / 127 KW @ 4,200 rpm
BHP/Liter 38 bhp / liter

Chassis ladder-type frame
Front suspension independent, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension rigid axle, double hydraulic shock-absorbers and coil springs
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox Wilson preselector 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 1,700 kilo / 3,748 lbs

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.1 bhp / kg
Top Speed 180 km/h (112 mph)

Suggested reading
  • Talbot, des Talbot-Darracq aux Talbot-Lago, by Alain Spitz
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