French Classic Cars Collection 1937-1951
Auction organised by Osenat at Retromobile Paris, on Feb. 3rd, 2024.
Sales details on www.osenat.com

Talbot Lago

T23 Baby – 1939 

Vibrant and Agile

A Strategic Acquisition

We acquired this T23 with the aim of having a reference model for the restoration of the other ‘Baby’ in the collection (the one bodied by Henri Chapron.)

Both cars likely rolled out of the Suresnes workshops at around the same time, one bearing the number 93.261 and the other 93.267, and were expected to be, in all likelihood, identical apart from the bodywork.

Exceptional Agility

But in reality, this T23 has a unique feature: it is equipped with a so-called ‘short’ rear axle.

In other words, it possesses greater agility, making it very enjoyable to drive on winding roads. 

Dubbed the "Fighter Jet"

One of its drivers, after a first test, surprised by its responsiveness, once dubbed it a ‘fighter jet.’ The nickname has stuck.

Details

French Classic Cars Collection 1937-1951
Auction organised by Osenat at Retromobile Paris, on Feb. 3rd, 2024.
Sales details on www.osenat.com