1936→1937 Talbot-Lago T150C

1936→1937 Talbot-Lago T150C

1936→1937 Talbot-Lago T150C

Talbot-Lago’s ultimate pre-war model was the T150C which was made as a short-wheel base SS or longer Lago Speciale model.

Due to the sporting nature of the independently-sprung chassis, many T150Cs were used for racing in both wheelbase lengths.

While the most famous T150 is the Teardrop Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi many chassis were bodied by Talbot-Lago in a less dramatic design.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
production years 1936 – 1937
built at France
production 6
engine Inline-6
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain Pushrod OHV
fuel feed 3 Stromberg Carburettors
displacement 3994 cc / 243.73 in³
bore 90 mm / 3.54 in
stroke 104.5 mm / 4.11 in
compression 7.8:1
power 126.8 kw / 170 bhp @ 4700 rpm
specific output 42.56 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 173.47 bhp per tonne
body / frame Aluminum Body over Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Drums
rear brakes Drums
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Friction Dampers
r suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Friction Dampers
curb weight 980 kg / 2161 lbs
wheelbase 2650 mm / 104.3 in
transmission Wilson 4-Speed Pre-selector
top speed ~210 kph / 130.41 mph




Auction Sales History


1936 Talbot Lago T150C 82930 – sold for €1,461,792
A legendary sporting career. The limpid history of a mythical model. The archetypal French pre-war racing car. Our car took part in the Le Man 24 Hours on four occasions. It was owned by Levegh – whose epic drive behind the wheel of a T26GS at Le Mans in 1952, when he spent 23 hours out in front, led to his joining Mercedes for the tragic race of 1955. In 1949 our car was driven by Rosier at Le Mans, before he won the 1950 race in a post-war Talbot T26GS. in other words, this is a car with profound links to the stellar event of endurance racing.
Auction Source: Artcurial Motorcars à 2013 Rétromobile