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Broad Arrow Auctions is set to offer a rare and historically significant 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 C Lago Spéciale Teardrop Coupé by Figoni et Falaschi, reports Motorious.

This exceptional vehicle, ordered by the gentleman racer and banker Antoine Schumann, stands as a unique testament to automotive design and engineering.

Schumann, seeking a replacement for his Bugatti Type 50, purchased the Talbot-Lago through the renowned Luigi Chinetti for 165,000 francs.

This Teardrop Coupé, with Figoni et Falaschi Design No. 9222, boasts a special-order body with features uniquely specified by Schumann.

Among its accolades, the car was a class winner at the 1948 Belgian Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Spa, further solidifying its status in automotive history.

The car's provenance includes ownership by prominent French collectors, making it a highly desirable piece for enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Anthony Lago's journey to revive Automobiles Talbot-Darracq in 1933 led to the creation of this iconic vehicle. Upon taking control of the financially troubled company, Lago transformed it with his vision and energy. He streamlined the model range, focusing on high-performance and stylish designs, including the T150 Grand Sport, which debuted to much acclaim at the 1934 Paris Salon.

The T150 C Lago Spéciale chassis, introduced in 1936, featured advanced engineering and elegant design, setting a new standard in the luxury sports car market.

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