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#1 arttidesco

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:40

I understand there is a good book on the subject of these cars but at an asking price of $250 plus it is beyond my reach.

I wonder if anyone can help with the chassis numbers and any history of these two Talbot Lago T26C's

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This one was at Silverstone Classic last year, I've misplaced my prog so am not sure who the entrant driver was.

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This second one was seen at Race Retro.

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Confusingly the car is labelled Lago Record, which I thought was a limousine, on the side ( :confused: )

BTW does anyone know how many T26C's were built ?

Relevant answers may be credited and used in a forthcoming blog.

Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.


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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:05

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This one was at Silverstone Classic last year, I've misplaced my prog so am not sure who the entrant driver was.

According to the results this one was driven by Tania Pilkington.

#3 Tim Murray

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:49

... so I assume it's the car which has been with the Pilkingtons for many years, and which is advertised here:

http://www.topsclub.co.uk/forsale.htm

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:53

The second car looks very much like the car raced by Tony Bianchi some years ago, and which was for sale with a well known dealer.

I hope the link below works - if not Google Tony Bianchi Talbot Lago and click on the first search result.

www.legendsautomotive.co.uk/userfiles/TalbotHistory.pdf‎


#5 arttidesco

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:01

Thanks Tim, hamsterace and Odseybod Tony who has kindly sent a pdf of a 2011 Classic Car article on the T26 C/GS :up:

#6 Alan Cox

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:11

... so I assume it's the car which has been with the Pilkingtons for many years, and which is advertised here:

Chassis number 110/057 Reg no WXE 68. The current body is a replica of the original 1½-seater, and in between times it was fitted with an all-enveloping body which was wrecked in an accident and the current body created by Richard Pilkington. As noted in the TOPS advert, owned by Richard since 1958. Details from 'Private Motor Car Collections of Great Britain' by Peter Hugo

#7 David McKinney

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:56

110057 should not be confused with the older 90202 (Reg. MXW9) which Richard Pilkington has owned (and raced) almost as long

#8 arttidesco

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 19:56

Thanks Alan and David :up:

#9 john ruston

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 20:35

It's Tania Pilkington alongside car in pic..

#10 arttidesco

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 13:47

Thanks to Tim Murray, hamsterace, Alan Cox, David McKinney, John Ruston and Odseybod for your help with yesterdays post.

I'll do a separate post on the Pilkington T26 GS when I have some more pics of it.



#11 cooper997

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:28

Brian Darby's website turns up some interesting photos. So this will be of interest to Talbot Lago enthusiasts.

http://aussieroadrac...m-Thompson.html

Stephen

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:43

last one in mirror-image, and can the bugatti one really be Maldon?



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:13

last one in mirror-image, and can the bugatti one really be Maldon?

I'm with you. It does not look anything like Mt Tarrengower at Maldon. Too flat, too green, totally different atmosphere. Nice set of photos though. The Calder ones seem to be of SS 1/4 rather than race meetings.

 

Rob Saward


Edited by austmcreg, 20 October 2013 - 10:15.


#14 Lola5000

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:53

I'm with you. It does not look anything like Mt Tarrengower at Maldon. Too flat, too green, totally different atmosphere. Nice set of photos though. The Calder ones seem to be of SS 1/4 rather than race meetings.

 

Rob Saward

My father owned that car for a while 1956 to about 1959.



#15 Racer.Demon

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:47

Bumping this thread for a related issue... Not too well versed in this matter, but my curiosity was sparked when seeing this car:

 

http://www.lmbracing...NL&docid=157602

 

A 1947 body that very much looks like the 1955 F1 Bugatti T251. Does anyone know if there is an actual relation, either through people or inspiration?



#16 arttidesco

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 23:31

Bumping this thread for a related issue... Not too well versed in this matter, but my curiosity was sparked when seeing this car:

 

http://www.lmbracing...NL&docid=157602

 

A 1947 body that very much looks like the 1955 F1 Bugatti T251. Does anyone know if there is an actual relation, either through people or inspiration?

 

The link does not seem to be working could you try posting it again please ?



#17 Allan Lupton

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:59

The link does not seem to be working could you try posting it again please ?

Works fine for me and leads to photos of which this is one:

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#18 arttidesco

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:14

Not sure about when the body appeared but the 1947 T26 chassis appears to predated Colombo's 1956 T251 by nearly a decade.