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  Talbot Lago T26C Grand Prix
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1948 - 1950
Numbers built:23 (all versions)
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 18, 2013
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Engine
Configuration Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy 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)
Compression 11.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel Alcohol
Fuel feed 3 Zenith 50 HN DD Carburettors
Ignition Twin Spark
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 260 bhp / 194 KW @ 5,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 58 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis steel box-section ladder frame
Front suspension wishbones, transverse leaf spring, friction dampers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Steering worm-and-nut
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox Wilson Preselector 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 950 kilo / 2,094 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,077 mm (160.5 in) / 1,308 mm (51.5 in) / N/A
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,502 mm (98.5 in) / 1,372 mm (54 in) / 1,308 mm (51.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.27 bhp / kg
Top Speed 270 km/h (168 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1949 Belgian Grand Prix (Louis Rosier in 110001)
1949 French Grand Prix (Louis Chiron in 110007)

Auctions
Past sales

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