Ordered by Antony Lago to Henri Chapron probably at the end of 1938, the chassis of the Talbot-Lago T23 Baby by Chapron was handed over to the famous coachbuilder by the Talbot factories on 2 March 1939 (exactly 83 years… Read More »1939 – Talbot-Lago 1939 Cabriolet by Chapron
Armed with the information provided by our allies in the archives, our main goal was now to track down some of the previous owners of the Talbot (or their descendants). Finding photographs from that period could settle the question of… Read More »Talbot-Lago Chapron: two new pictures!
The answer which arrived unannounced on the morning of 23 February 2011 from the Gironde Archives was more than we had hoped for. Here is an extract: Madam,[…]Please find below the information pertaining to the registration of the Talbot Lago,… Read More »Six owners of our “Baby” identified in one stroke.
By chance, in June 2010, we discovered an old ad in a post-war magazine.The car in the picture was taken in the same place as our “Baby”.And this place is in Bordeaux.So we were going to concentrate our research on… Read More »June 2010 : an old ad in an old magazine.
After receiving the vehicle documentation (and the vehicle), here is where we are:In 1939, Talbot approached the famous coachbuilder Chapron to consider a collaboration. A bare chassis is thus entrusted by Talbot to Chapron who will build a 4-seater cabriolet… Read More »Early 2010: Let’s take a look at the history of the car
At the beginning of 2010, the car finally arrived in Belmont-de-la-Loire.We had no other clue than an incomplete license plate.The historical research on the Baby’s past was about to begin.