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Lot Number
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Coachwork by Barou
1955 Talbot-Lago T-15 Coupe
The Pacific Grove Auction

ESTIMATE: $120,000 - $150,000
CHASSIS NO: 122022
• Wonderful “one-off” coach-built body on Talbot-Lago chassis
• Highly original including paint and interior
• Fascinating styling predictive of later Italian designs
• Excellent provenance and preservation
• Accompanied by documents, articles, and literature

2,690 cc inline four-cylinder engine with lateral upper camshafts, twin Solex carburetors, 120 HP, Wilson preselector gearbox; wheelbase: 2,950 mm


Synonymous with some of the most elegant and rare automobiles ever conceived, Talbot-Lago remains one of the most revered automobile manufacturers of the 20th Century. Featuring one-off coachwork and exceptional provenance, this car began its life when French coachbuilder Barou purchased a chassis, reportedly the one used at the 1951 Paris Salon. The chassis was based on a Talbot-Lago prewar design similar to the GSL - Gran Sport Longue, on a 116-inch wheelbase. The car was built around a sophisticated four-cylinder engine with lateral upper camshafts and twin Solex carburetors, initially rated at 110 BHP and by 1949, 120 BHP. Barou, having worked with Saoutchik prior to branching out on his own, had unique ideas about car design, with a very progressive and lengthy front end and Italian-inspired profile. The side view incorporated smooth fender lines with a gentle rise to the rear and wraparound rear glass, predicting Pinin Farina’s later work for Ferrari. It appears that a few years later, the roof was removed and replaced, very likely by Barou, to freshen the look. An elegant yet sporting long-wheelbase design, it was used primarily for exhibition by Barou in 1953-1954.

In 1957, Louis Cremer, a Talbot dealer, purchased the car, retaining it for 10 years until 1967, when a Mr. Dupond (later to become the Talbot-Lago Club president) purchased the car. During Dupond’s ownership, the aluminum head was replaced using an NOS unit, fitted to the original engine. Mr. Dupond kept the car until he sold it back in 1977 to Mr. Cremer, who used it primarily as a dealership showpiece. The vehicle has since been preserved exceptionally well, never restored, and features Borrani wire wheels, hydraulic brakes, and a Wilson preselector gearbox, as original. Recent mechanical freshening including a new starter and brake service.

Today, showing only an approximate 22,000 kilometres (14,000 miles), believed original, the car remains quite handsome. It is recorded as the 22nd bodied by Barou. The paint is believed original with several areas of light scratches, some chips that have intentionally not been touched up, and very minor areas of dimpling. The hood, doors, and trunk lid are all formed from lightweight aluminum. As expected, much of the chrome plating shows aging, pitting and hazing, commensurate with age and originality, matching the car’s overall patina. The Borrani wire wheels appear very nice and serviceable, however with pitting on the hubs and spokes. The glass appears original, surrounded by trim that remains very nice overall but with some needs in the rubber and weather stripping. Interesting details include the unusual taillights, upright grille, and “Lago Baby” rear scripts. The interior remains original, particularly the seat surfaces, and remains in very good condition overall. The carpet has become rather worn but remains intact and complete enough to use as patterns. The dashboard, instruments, and steering wheel are all original as well. The interior finishes are all mercifully retained, ready for restoration in the future, should one desire. Under the long hood providing excellent service access, the twin-cam Talbot-Lago engine displays the company’s hallmark castings and detailed finishes. The engine compartment is clean and original with care taken to retain as many original components as possible. Underneath, the original construction validates the car has not been compromised by damage or exposure to harsh elements. Currently, the car starts easily, runs well, and drives, but will benefit from additional mechanical attention should one decide to use the car regularly. This exceptionally rare and original Talbot-Lago is among the most original low mile Talbot-Lagos in existence. One of the last traditional-chassis Talbot-Lagos built, it comes with documents, reference articles, and historic literature. This one-off Barou-bodied Talbot-Lago is ready for the next owner to drive, show, enjoy, and appreciate as a singular piece of automotive history.

1955 Talbot-Lago T-15 Coupe
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