From 1948 to 1953, the Talbot-Lago Grand Sport was the star on the stands of the famous carrossiers at the Paris Salons and the shows in Geneva, Brussels and London.
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de Peter Larsen, avec la collaboration de Ben Erickson, Dalton Watson août 2012, 2 volumes de 238 et 410 pages (648 pages au total), format 21,9 x 30,4 cm, couvertures rigides sous jaquette, coffret rigide illustré contenant les deux volumes, plus de 1400 photos et illustrations couleur et NB, texte anglais.
From 1948 to 1953, the Talbot-Lago Grand Sport was the star on the stands of the famous carrossiers at the Paris Salons and the shows in Geneva, Brussels and London. They were entered by their wealthy owners in post-war concours d’elegance in France and abroad, and they often won the grand prize for their elegance. A Talbot-Lago Grand Sport still does today, whenever one is shown. It looks like nothing else. It is remarkable. It draws a crowd.
The Talbot-Lago Grand Sport was an automobile destined for the grand cru sportsman and chic Parisian society. It was a grand gesture, and the final flowering in France of the great tradition of the truly custom motorcar. The Grand Sport was outrageously exclusive not just because of its price, which was stratospheric, or its limited practicality, which was irrelevant, but because it was chic, ritzy, aristocratic and sharp as a knife all at once. The Grand Sport chassis with its unique hand-crafted body was a thing of luxury because it appealed to a genuinely sophisticated clientele who could appreciate its superb pedigree and because it gave admission to the elite gatherings on the racing and concours circuit, no questions asked.
|Auteur||Peter Larsen & Ben Erickson|
|Date de parution||August 2012|
|Format||21,9 x 30,4 cm|
|Illustration||More than 1400 photos & illustraions BW & Colour|
|Nombre de page||648|
|Condition||Very good condition|
|Binding||Harbounds with dust jackets & Slipcase|