1938 Talbot-Lago T150C SS Replica

Stalled project; T23 chassis professionally modifed to T150C spec; lots done, lots to do; exciting car - including engine, pre-selector, axles etc. Spend time and money on something worthwhile...

Given that your average Talbot-Lago T150C retails for around £1.5m these days, this exciting project looks like a very worthwhile venture for someone with ambition and imagination. Purchased by our Australian vendor some years ago as a T23 project car, it has already received a great deal of attention from respected, professional restorer Nick Jarvis, who has undertaken several similar projects and built up a wealth of knowledge on these ‘exotics’. The bare chassis has been stripped and modified to the correct 2,650mm wheelbase, using factory drawings. Access to a genuine T150C chassis certainly helped proceedings as well as the pictorial images of the original profile. The work has included details such as the engine mounting brackets etc as well as an accurate copy of an original body frame – again using reference to an original. As can be seen from the photographs, the car comes with an engine, which coming from the T23 donor car is a 3-litre unit. The head is off for inspection. A correct Talbot ENV Pre-selector is also included (worth half the low estimate on its own!) along with propshafts, half shafts, a steering column and various steering wheels and numerous small components. In addition, a set of brand new unmachined aluminium back plates are also included. The project comes with several files of photos and drawings and the remains of its French documentation (see photo) – a carte grise from 1988 and a registration document from 1955 showing its production date of 1938. These have been encapsulated for safe keeping. It has been with its current restorer for a considerable time and so does not have a NOVA number as its arrival in the UK from France predates these by some margin. In period, these cars could top 140mph and offer formidable performance even in today’s currency. Time and effort invested here would be rewarded with a very special car indeed.  

For more information - contact Matthew Parkin 07813 936698 [email protected]

Chassis Number: 93239
Engine Size: 3000
Docs: Part of original French reg doc

Estimate: £10,000+

Lot 18

Lot ended

Thursday 10/12/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£18,761
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