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Talbot Lago Record T26 '49

Talbot Lago Record T26 '49 (1949)

Reference ch.1010
Make Talbot
Model Lago Record T26 '49
Type cabrio
Construction year 1949
KM 03915
Cilinder displacement 4483
Gears manual
Steering right hand drive


The Talbot Lago-Record Type T26 was a large, six-cylinder executive car launched by the French Talbot company in 1946. In the context of the company's protracted financial collapse, the last T26s were probably those produced during 1953. Steel-bodied four- and two-door sedans and coupes were offered. Numerous coach builders also offered bespoke bodies for the car, although in the economically constrained conditions of the time, relatively few were built. There was also s shortened sports version known as the Talbot Lago-Grand Sport Type T26. The Talbot Lago Record T26 was a large car with a fiscal horsepower of 26 CV and a claimed actual power output of 170 hp, delivered to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gear box, with the option at extra cost of a Wilson pre-selector gear box, and supporting a claimed top speed of 170 km/h (105 mph). Almost all the Talbot sedans sold during the late 1940s came with Talbot bodies, constructed in the manufacturer's extensive workshops, and the car was commonly sold as a stylish four-door sedan, but a two-door cabriolet was also offered. There were also a few coachbuilt specials produced with bodywork by traditionalist firms such as Graber. Specifications Bodywork Wheelbase: cm (in): 312 (123) Weight: kg (lb): ± 1600 (± 3527) Mechanics. Displacement: straight six 4483 cc (274 ci), front-mounted Valve gear: 12 Fuel system : 2 Solex 40 PBJC carburettors Gearbox: 4-speed, manual Driven wheels: rear-wheel drive Maximum power: 172 bhp at 4300 rpm Maximum torque: 324 Nm at 2800 rpm Maximum speed : ± 180 km/h (112 mph)

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