1949 TALBOT-LAGO T-26 GRAND SPORT COUPE FRANAY - 178722Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #5087 1949 TALBOT-LAGO T-26 GRAND SPORT COUPE FRANAYhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/178722/178722_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #5087 1949 TALBOT-LAGO T-26 GRAND SPORT COUPE FRANAY
Lot #5087 - This Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport, chassis number 110123, is one of eight built on the same short chassis used on the Grand Prix cars. It is one of only three Grand Sports, including one roadster and two coupes, built with Franay coachwork. The other Franay-bodied coupe has a different grille and rear fender treatment, making 110123 a one-off design and the only T26 Franay to be fitted with a sunroof. The T26 Grand Sport is powered by a race-proven 6 cylinder, 3 carburetor engine producing nearly 200hp. Independent front suspension and massive drum brakes on all four corners provide roadholding and stopping in line with the car's strong performance capabilities. The car retains its original DOHC 4.5 Liter engine and comes with a carefully documented and detailed history, including receipts and pictures of a frame-off Concours-level restoration costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. The car is in stunning condition and was recently displayed on the lawn at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Given the car's styling and rarity, it would make an excellent choice for an astute collector. Furthermore, it would be a terrific car to drive in one of the many premier historic driving events for which it is eligible, such as the Mille Miglia and California Mille.
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