The 1955 Talbot Grand Sport Lago T-26 has been selected as the winner of the inaugural Classiccars.com Award at the 2015 Arizona Concours d’Elegance.
1955 Talbot Grand Sport Lago T-26
Alberto & Julie Gutierrez, Albuquerque, NM
Nineteen T-26 Grand Sports were constructed. Only 11 still exist. Each Grand Sport is different in detail but shares the seamless coach built body supplied by Facel-Metallon. No. 111-017 is the third to the last car produced before the factory closed in 1956. Finished in rouge with beige leather interior, it was delivered to Monsieur Regy on July 4, 1955. It is the only one equipped with the factory competition package, which includes Dunlop 204 racing tires, Borgo sport Pistons, triple Solex carburetors with low-restriction air cleaners, hotter cam, lightweight bumper eyes, driving lights, unique side-exit exhaust with cut-out and a quick-fill gas inlet in the trunk.
The classic and collector car community voted as follows:
1955 Talbot Grand Sport Lago T-26 36%
1933 Packard 1005 Convertible Coupe. 27%
1953 Ghia Cadillac Series 62. 13%
1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow. 12%
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing”. 12%