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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1937 - 1939
Numbers built:2
Internal name:T23
Designed by:Joseph Figoni for Fignoni & Falaschi
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 25, 2010
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Chassis: 93064
Of the three Talbot Lago T23 chassis fitted with a Figoni & Falaschi Teardrop body, chassis 93064 is the only sporting the 'Jeancart' style. Like the original ordered for Mr Jeancart, the 'notchback' body is built on a 2.95 metre chassis, which was the shortest available in the T23 range. The first owner of this specific car but the Teardrop Coupe was a regular entrant in concours d'elegance in the late 1930s. It was also featured in various magazines. The car remained in France until the late 1940s when it was exported to the United States.

During the mid 1950s, the car was owned by Paul Major, a Denver based machinist. He used the car on the streets and over time made various modifications to the front and tail lights. In 1974 chassis 93064 was entrusted to Henri Chapron for a full restoration to its original condition. It then spent some time in Japan before returning to the United States in the late 1990s. Still in excellent condition, it was given a cosmetic refresh before being entered in the 2000 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Here it received the 'Elegance in Motion' award. Subsequently the owner used the Talbot Lago on the road and in tours. He decided to part with it and entered the Teardrop Coupe in the 2006 RM Auctions Amelia Island sale.

Painted an elegant deep blue, it found a new owner for just over $2.1 million. The car's latest custodian immediately handed it to RM Restorations for a no-expense spared body-off restoration. Unfortunately, he could not enjoy and show the one-off Talbot Lago as he unfortunately passed away in the fall of 2009.


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2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2012 Monterey Auctions 2006 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
2006 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2006 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Talbot Lago T23 Figoni & Falaschi 'Jeancart' Teardrop Coupé Talbot Lago T23 Figoni & Falaschi 'Jeancart' Teardrop Coupé
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