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  Talbot Lago T26 GS Stabilimenti Farina Cabriolet
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1951
Numbers built:1
Internal name:T26
Designed by:Stabilimenti Farina
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 19, 2012
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Chassis: 110160
The highest numbered and one of the very last Grand Sports constructed, this chassis was clothed by Stabilimenti Farina for a Portuguese client. Upon completion, Guiseppe Farina himself drove the car to Paris where it was displayed on the Talbot Lago stand of the 1951 Auto Salon. Following a tune-up at the Suresnes factory, the new owner took delivery and immediately drove the T26 back to Turin. Here he personally witnessed the destruction of the body bucks to ensure his car would remain a one-off. Satisfied, he drove his latest acquisition home to Lisbon.

Unfortunately, he could not enjoy the car for very long as he he fatally crashed a sister Grand Sport before the end of the year. Both cars passed into the hands of a compatriot and the car remained in Lisbon. In 1985 the car changed hands again, once more staying in the country. It eventually left Portugal and was offered in RM's 2004 Scottsdale auction. It was bought by a great enthusiast of French cars and he had the car meticulously restored by Brian Hoyt. The result was absolutely staggering and at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, it was awarded 'Best in Class'. Today the unique Stabilimenti Farina Cabriolet is on permanent display in the Mullin Automotive Museum.


Chassis details
Last known location Mullin Automotive Museum
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Mullin Automotive Museum 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

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