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 … Read More