I love these cars because you never ever see them ! This one has been Vintage raced and has a nice roll cage built in. Get it back on the track !
1956 TALBOT LAGO T14LS
The number of exotic and exciting cars being built by the French soon after World War II was rather limited. Talbot Lago, one of the more famous names in Grand Prix and car history on the other hand, introduced such a car at the Paris Auto Salon in 1955. Designed by Carlo Delaisse who was the chief designer for Letourneur et Marchand. Typical of many French cars the detail found can be intoxicating, the gas cap being a perfect example of fine design. This Talbot Lago is a 1956 T14LS, chassis number 140019. The history, as we know it is as follows. In 1971 the car was imported into England and registered with OUG2 license plate, considered a cherished number. It was registered to a Simon Francis Phillips, from London SW7, around this time. That plate got removed and presumably placed on another of his cars and it became registered with PRK38K around 19th Feb 1976. The next registered owner was Mrs. Hilda Lewis, 47 Grosvenor Square, London W1A, a very posh and expensive part of London. The next owner was from here, John Heil. John bought the car in 1988 and imported it to the USA. John Vintage raced the car a little at some of the Palm Springs Vintage car races in that time period. At that time he had the car set up for that purpose, including a roll bar (removable) and competition seat belts and the obligatory catch and vent tanks for oil and water capture. The car remained in his and his family’s possession until we acquired the car from his estate recently. The car has a BMW V8 of the BMW 507 style, the same as what went into the Talbot Lago America. This engine has been in it since prior to arriving in England in 1971, as the original English log book shows it as having this motor with engine number 21900, the same number as it has today. We have redone the interior completely and it is superb, finished in very nice leather and Wilton Wool style carpeting. We have redone the interior to what we believe is back to original style and standards. The paint is very good but is by all accounts about 20 years old. It is finished in French Blue with Black interior. Because of the nature of the cars history we took the liberty of changing the wheel colour to Black to give the car a more masculine look and posture, which it has done admirably. This car is a perfect candidate for somebody who wants to not only have a very rare car, as it is 1 of only about 60 built, how many are left we don’t know, (quoted production numbers do vary slightly) but a car they can utilize in many of the Historic driving events that are available, such as the California Mille Miglia, Colorado Grand etc (please verify eligibility for any events if this is impoortant to you). We have copies of the English registrations and the build sheet from Talbot along with numerous records and articles relating to the car.