1938 Talbot Lago ‘Teardrop’ by Bruno Colombi
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Bruno Colombi: a large-scale example of the model maker’s art in the form of the Geo. Ham-designed 1938 Talbot Lago T150C SS ‘Teardrop’ Coupé, built by the legendary Parisien carrosserie Figoni & Falaschi, meticulously detailed in metal and ebonized wood, the body in aluminium with distinctive vents and patinated accents, with spoked wheels, enamel Talbot ‘badge’, intricate dashboard instrumentation and red leather seats.
Length of plinth: 40 inches (100 cm).
At the time of its launch, the ‘Teardrop’ (‘Goutte d’Eau’), was one of the few automobiles that redefined automotive style but also achieved winning results at top-level on the racing circuit. Having successfully combined competition function and extremely elegant form, the ‘Teardrop’ was trend-setting and led other French manufacturers to consider a more streamlined approach in their performance designs.
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