Talbot Lago T26 Saoutchick awakens the room. Rare and powerful 4.5 liter Talbot T26 chassis – Unique one-off Saoutchik body with dramatic lines – In Roger Baillon ownership since 1952 – Sold new to Salah Orabi and Princess Nevine Abbas Halim of Egypte

Talbot Lago T26 Saoutchick awakens the room. Rare and powerful 4.5 liter Talbot T26 chassis  - Unique one-off Saoutchik body with dramatic lines  - In Roger Baillon ownership since 1952  - Sold new to Salah Orabi and Princess Nevine Abbas Halim of Egypte

Talbot-Lago T26 Record chassis 100272 is another of the three momentous Saoutchik barnfinds in the collection of the late Jacques Baillon. The emergence of this extremely rare car is all the more remarkable, as it was believed lost. It shares the chassis as well as its powerful engine and mechanicals with Talbot-Lago T26 100239 presented in the sale, and is one of 208 T26 Records manufactured in 1948. The vast majority of these cars were given one of a number of factory bodystyles manufactured in-house by Talbot. 100272 is one of the rare instances where a Record chassis was sent to a prominent carrossier to receive a one-off body. The price of the Record chassis alone was an astronomical 1,165,000 francs in 1948. Saoutchik charged 2,500,000 to 3,000,000 francs for a full-size convertible body. When delivered, the price of admission for 100272 would have approached 4,000,000 francs, more than enough to buy ten complete Citroën Traction Avant! In 1938, Pierre Saoutchik had worked on the design of the famous Hispano-Suiza Xenia, commissioned by André Dubonnet, currently in the Mullin Automotive Museum in California. This work had been a watershed experience for Pierre Saoutchik, and when he took over design duties at the Carrosserie Saoutchik in 1946, his initial styles took inspiration from the Xenia. This is evident in a number of design details on 100272. This includes the pointed hood with its shark-nosed grille, the rounded front fender shapes with integrated headlamps and fog lights, the fully encased flowing rear fenders, as well as the long and sloping rear deck. 100272 received considerable publicity in period, as the October 1948 Paris Salon editions of several French periodicals carried pictures of this remarkable car. One image in particular demands attention as it is a color photo which documents the subtle and impeccable original gray over dark blue two-tone color scheme, complemented by a leather interior in an identical shade of blue. The new owner will therefore have no issues restoring the car to its original livery should he so choose. It has been widely reported that 100272 was first acquired by King Farouk of Egypt, and it was known as "the Farouk car" in the Baillon family. However, contemporary accounts assign first ownership of the car to His Excellency Salah Bey Orabi of Cairo, where Bey was an Arabic title comparable to Sir in England. Salah Orabi was married to Princess Nevine Abbas Halim, a member of the Egyptian Royal Family, and daughter of Prince Abbas Halim as well as great-great-granddaughter of Mohamed Ali Pasha. The couple lived a charmed life of privilege in the international jet set, but everything tumbled and they became social pariahs when King Farouk was overthrown in the Egyptian Revolution in July 1952 and forced to abdicate. Princess Nevine Abbas Halim is still alive and divides her life between Egypt and Paris. On November 29, 1954 at 1.30 p.m., there was a hearing at the Tribunal de Commerce du Département de la Seine in a case …

1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster (2 of 7)

1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster (2 of 7)

Photographed at the Culver’s Cruise in Springfield, Illinois on July 26, 2009. The cruise is a monthly summertime event put on by the Central Illinois Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

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You are invited to stay and browse through my stream. Here’s a quick introduction to my little corner of Flickr:

Automobile Photographs
: This is a very large collection of images whose primary, but not exclusive, focus is on American automotive classics. Images are organized by decade, by manufacturer, and by topics (such as convertibles, station wagons, muscle cars, etc.)

Central Illinois (excluding Springfield)
: Photos relating to the middle section of the "Land of Lincoln" (except for the Capital City of Springfield) may be found in this collection. Every city and town I’ve photographed is contained within its own set, and rural (as in "countryside") photographs are grouped by county.

Springfield, Illinois
: All of my photographs of Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Sites are in this collection. For the City of Springfield, there are separate sets for the Capitol Complex, Downtown (including the Old State Capitol), Neighborhoods, Parks, Illinois State Fairgrounds and more. Photographs of Lincoln sites include the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln Tomb, and so on. Also in the Lincoln "All About Abe" (Set) are a few Lincoln sites not located in Springfield.

The Illinois State Fair
: My collection of photographs of the Illinois State Fair. The fair offers something for everyone. Grab a corn dog and lemon shake-up, and come take a look!

Beyond Central Illinois
: Other locales in the United States and Canada including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.

In addition to my location-based sets, here are links to some "topical" collections and sets I’ve put together:

Barbers & Barber Shops
: Traditional barbers and barber shops are on the endangered species list. But there are still plenty to be found if you go looking for them.

Almost Everything Else. Check It Out!!!
: Included topics range from man’s first walk on the moon to small town schools and churches, and from Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers (our favorite breed) to things that are abandoned, neglected, weathered, or rusty.

Thanks for stopping by! – myoldpostcards (Randy von Liski)

Posted by myoldpostcards on 2009-08-25 01:35:10

Tagged: , Auto , Autos , Automobile , Motor Vehicle , Car , Cars , Antique Car , Classic Car , Old Car , Collectible Car , Vintage Car , myoldpostcards , von Liski , Ford Motor Company , FoMoCo , 1930 , Ford , Model A , Deluxe , Roadster , Convertible , Owner , Owners , Brown , Jeff Brown , Henley Brown , Megan Brown , Central Illinois Region , Antique Automobile Club of America , CIR , AACA , Drive-In , Culver’s , Cruise , Springfield , IL , Illinois , 7/26/09 , July 26, 2009 , World Cars , Grille , Front End , Nose , Chrome …

1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster (7 of 7)

1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster (7 of 7)

Photographed at the Culver’s Cruise in Springfield, Illinois on July 26, 2009. The cruise is a monthly summertime event put on by the Central Illinois Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

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You are invited to stay and browse through my stream. Here’s a quick introduction to my little corner of Flickr:

Automobile Photographs
: This is a very large collection of images whose primary, but not exclusive, focus is on American automotive classics. Images are organized by decade, by manufacturer, and by topics (such as convertibles, station wagons, muscle cars, etc.)

Central Illinois (excluding Springfield)
: Photos relating to the middle section of the "Land of Lincoln" (except for the Capital City of Springfield) may be found in this collection. Every city and town I’ve photographed is contained within its own set, and rural (as in "countryside") photographs are grouped by county.

Springfield, Illinois
: All of my photographs of Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Sites are in this collection. For the City of Springfield, there are separate sets for the Capitol Complex, Downtown (including the Old State Capitol), Neighborhoods, Parks, Illinois State Fairgrounds and more. Photographs of Lincoln sites include the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln Tomb, and so on. Also in the Lincoln "All About Abe" (Set) are a few Lincoln sites not located in Springfield.

The Illinois State Fair
: My collection of photographs of the Illinois State Fair. The fair offers something for everyone. Grab a corn dog and lemon shake-up, and come take a look!

Beyond Central Illinois
: Other locales in the United States and Canada including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.

In addition to my location-based sets, here are links to some "topical" collections and sets I’ve put together:

Barbers & Barber Shops
: Traditional barbers and barber shops are on the endangered species list. But there are still plenty to be found if you go looking for them.

Almost Everything Else. Check It Out!!!
: Included topics range from man’s first walk on the moon to small town schools and churches, and from Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers (our favorite breed) to things that are abandoned, neglected, weathered, or rusty.

Thanks for stopping by! – myoldpostcards (Randy von Liski)

Posted by myoldpostcards on 2009-08-25 01:27:36

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American Classic Auto Parts

American Classic Auto Parts

I’m sort of partial to the red Mustang GT (it’s mine), also here is a ’29 Ford Model A, a ’30 Ford Model A, a ’64 Chevy Impala convertible, a ’70 Ford Bronco, and a 1940 Cadillac plus the nice bonus billboard sign & clock. This is in front of American Classic Auto Parts in Prescott, Arizona.

Posted by twm1340 on 2009-07-25 03:43:14

Tagged: , Prescott , Arizona , AZ , Yavapai , county , vintage , auto , car , 1929 , 1930 , 1940 , 1964 , 1970 , 2005 , Ford , Mustang , GT , Model A , Cadillac , Bronco , Chevy , Chevrolet , Impala , ragtop , convertible , sign , billboard …

The Franklin 1930 Collection 147 Pirate

The Franklin 1930 Series 147 Pirate

on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Field.

Franklin Cars was an American manufacturer that started functions in New York State in 1902. While it was well known for its fantastic luxurious cars, Franklin could not endure the Fantastic Despair, and declared personal bankruptcy in 1934.

The authentic picture has been reworked in Gimp.

Posted by the factory wall on 2014-09-05 21:36:fifty seven

Tagged: , franklin , automobile , motor vehicle , automobile , 1930 , collection 147 pirate , touring …