The 1937 Talbot Lago T150 C SS Coupe, has been touted to be one of the most beautiful automotives ever lay rubber on tarmac. Built in simpler times, when coach-work was custom and bespoke before anyone cared about polar bears or ice caps or some such and the other, only 16 were built and each was unique, set apart from the other. The T150 SS coupe nicknamed “the teardrop’ for its full curves and voluptuous flowing lines was the love child of Talbot-Lago and the french coach-builder Figoni et Falashi. Think poetry in motion and you’d probably think of T150 SS. Although it’s probably more likely that you’d find yourself on the dark side of the moon before you ever get to see one in the “flesh”, considering that only two of the sixteen are said to remain.
If you are, however, inclined to own a crowning piece of Automotive history, RM Sotheby’s have announced they will have one on auction on the 27th of May and it is likely to sell for a modest 3.5 million pounds(That's 29.4 crore rupees). The Auction is set to happen at Lake Como in Italy. They insist that this car will be the focal point of any collection, event or concours where it is presented.
The car which is emerged from wherever all classic cars were hidden during World War Two, was property of Mr. H. Frey from Switzerland. Reminisce of the time, despite the arduous coach work, Mr. Frey had commissioned Hermann Graber fit it with a convertible body.In 1966, Mr H Frey sold it to a Mr G Frey who kept it until 1987.
In 1966, Mr H Frey sold it to a Mr G Frey who kept it until 1987.
By 2000, the third owner of 'The Teardrop' decided to bring the car back to its original configuration and after three years it looks like it did the day it left the Figoni et Falaschi premises in the 1930s.
That aside, the auction will also see a “brand new’ Porsche 911 RSR which is expected to fetch 1.8 million pounds, having been driven only six miles in 24 years. An award-winning 90-year-old Mercedes 680 S Torpedo-Sport Avant-Garde which is kitted out with lizard skin seats is set to sell for Â£7 million next month.
And a legendary Brough SS100 motor-bike which was capable of 125mph in 1928 is set to sell for a world record £585,000