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.
The front wooden crossbar broke at the level of the fixation. Sébastien immediately set to work to repair it. The 1939 –T23 Cabriolet bodied by Chapron should be back on the road soon. And don’t forget to have a look… Read More »Talbot T23 – Chapron – Back to the present : soft top accident
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.