CMC Talbot-Lago Coupé Typ 150 C-SS Figoni & Falaschi "Teardrop", 1937-39
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Product.Nr.: CMC M-145
"Flowing lines" is an expression often used in the world of automotive design. It could well have been the Talbot Lago Coupé that provided the origin of this expression.
- Model: Assembled, handmade precision model
- Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
- Scale: 1:18
- Art.-No.: M-145
- Color: grey blue
- Parts: 1,488
- Limited Edition: ---
- Hand-assembled precision metal model, built from 1,488 single parts
- True-to-scale, authentic replication of the "Teardrop"-bodywork, customized by the renowned French coachbuilders Figoni & Falaschi
- Precisely designed vehicle-frame as metal construction
- Openable engine-hood with real air-vents. Supporting rod keeps the engine-hood in opened position
- True to the original, distinctive front end with headlights recessed into the bodywork and arranged behind a chromium-plated metal grid. Perfectly designed cooler grill made of metal
- Functional metal-sunroof, easy to open
- Elaborate, side body trim strips made of metal
- Form-fitting cover of the rear wheels with crescent shaped fender skirts
- Movable doors
- Highly detailed replication of the 6-cylinder in-line engine with all aggregates, pipes and cabling
- Perfectly-wired wheels with a light alloy rim, stainless steel spokes and nipples, Removable two-wing central locking nuts
- Trunk lid has supporting rods on both sides and opens to reveal a removable spare-wheel
- Seat bench and foldable backrest upholstered with leather
- Meticulous replication of the dashboard with all instruments and controls
- Elaborate undercarriage with an authentically-replicated powertrain
- Brilliant paintwork in a contemporary greyish-blue color-shade
A happy circumstance came true when CMC was given access to an absolutely original Talbot-Lago "Teardrop" and were able to take its measurements. Our adrenaline was running high with the delightful anticipation and surging urge to replicate a masterpiece of automobile engineering, but we were also conscious of the challenging nature of such a project and the degree of commitment that it would require. After all, there is general consensus that this legendary automobile car belongs in a class that stands all by itself.
With a body customized by the famous coachbuilder Figoni & Falaschi, the Talbot-Lago boasted an appearance that was virtually exorbitant. The car truly represented what we would call "a state of art" today.
When Talbot presented the Coupé for the first time during the Paris Motor Show in 1937, the visitors were impressed immediately. Everything about this fascinating vehicle and every detail testifies to the deep, almost obsessive love for perfect design and matching accessories.
In addition, there is the metal sunroof so rarely encountered in those days. Very soon the terms "goutte d'eau" (trop of water) and "teardrop coupé" were created. Both terms were never adopted in the official designation of the car, but they captured its unusual shape most aptly. This fascinating vehicle as well as its fine details stand evidence of a profound love for automobile styling and matching of accessories. The luxuriously equipped interior with artistically worked precious wood and elegant leather ensures asense of well-being and the silky-smooth six-cylinder in-line engine with 140 to 160 PS depending on the model guarantees highest degrees of travelling pleasure.
When Anthony Lago and the already internationally renowned Frenchman Giuseppe Figoni and his partner Ovidio Falashi concluded a collaborative exclusivity agreement between them in 1937, the premium product of this union became the so-called "Teardop" Coupé, which entered the market between 1937 and 1939 with just 16 manufactured vehicles.
Five units were built during the first production series, called "Jeancart". The second production series was introduced at the New York Auto Show in 1937 and encompassed 11 vehicles built exclusively with the T 150 C-SS chassis and short wheelbase of 2,650mm. This vehicle lot went down in the history of Talbot-Lago as the “New York Model”, with each individual vehicle differing in either a hardly perceptible or a greater, conspicuous detail.
A typical example would be the design of the headlights, which were either freely mounted between the radiator grille and the fenders or recessed into the bodywork and arranged behind a chromium-plated metal grid.
Together with his chief engineer Walter Brecchia, Anthony Lago was already far ahead of his time where technology was concerned. The shortened, lightly constructed T 150 C-SS chassis should be mentioned first. Independent suspension, a Wilson 4-speed pre-selector gearbox, excellent brakes and, as already mentioned, a smooth-running six-cylinder in-line engine were other technological highlights of this extraordinary vehicle. Under the bonnet of the coupe is a six-cylinder in-line engine that generates an output of 140 – 160 hp, depending on the model type. A powerful torque guarantees an energetic drive and good acceleration.
Less than 20 units were built between 1937-1939, and each differed in details that ranged from those barely perceptible to larger and flashier ones.
Only about a quarter of these impressive vehicles are still known to exist today; they witness a time gone by, when it was all about design.
- 4 liter 6-cylinder in-line engine
- Lightweight chassis with short wheel base
- Wilson 4-speed pre-selector gearbox
- Traverse leaf spring indempendet suspension at the front
- Rear axle with longitudinal leaf springs
- All-round cable drum brakes
- Engine displacement: 3.996 ccm
- Power, depending on model: 140 and 160 hp at 4.200/min
- Top speed: ca. 185 km/h
- Wheel base: 2.650 mm
- Track front: 1.360 (1.372) mm
- Track rear: 1.360 (1.461) mm
- Prduction period: 1937 - 1939
- Number of pieces: 16 untis