Talbot Lago T26C Barquette group S (1951)

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6 units built, 4 converted from Talbot Lago T26C Biplace

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Talbot Course 50, straight 6 cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
4483cc 93 x 110 mm
240 bhp @ 4700rpm
240 Ft-Lbs (325 NM) @ 2800 RPM
Alpax Gamma aluminium alloy block with 'wet' nitrided steel cylinder liners, aluminium alloy cylinderhead with hemishperical combustion chambers
Nitrided steel crankshaft with 7 main bearings. Special steel cranks NCAV 2
DOHC, 2 valves / cylinder - 12 valves total. 55,7 mm inlet valve diameter, 50mm exhaust valve diameter. 50o angle between inlet/exhaust valve axis and vertical, 100o angle between inlet and exhaust valve axis
aspiratioin, natural with 3 x Zenith-Stromberg EX32 Carburetors (Coupe '48), or 3 x Zenith 50 HN DD Carburetors
2 x magnetos, B.G., Bosch, R.B. and finally Marelli version
dry sump with double oil pump, and carter in Electron (light magnesium alloy)

4 speed manual gearbox with Wilson Preselector
steel ladder frame rolling chassis with box-section side members connected by tubular cross-sections.
2 door barchetta aluminium bodyshell, coachwork by Dugarreau ('52), Motto
Front suspension, wishbones, transverse leaf spring, friction dampers
Rear suspension, live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
worm screw, and sector steering
Lockheed drums, all-round with hydraulic control on all four wheels. The brake hoods were made of aluminum with fins and openings for cooling
Length, 4,077 mm (160.5)
Wheelbase, 2,502 mm (98.5")
front track, 1,372 mm (54")
rear track, 1,308 mm (51.5")
wheels, 3.62x18" Rudge Wire
tires, 6.00x18", or front 5.25 x 18" and rear 7.00 x 18"
1000 kg
Fuel tank, 170 lt

Results in famous races (until 1952) and in WSCC (1953+)

Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Mille Miglia Le Mans Dolomiti Targa Florio Tourist Trophy Carrera Pan
Date 29/4 26/6 15/7 9/9 15/9 25/11
Team 1600km 24h 300km 576km 500km 3000km
André Chambas/ André Morel, 110105 #11, 17th
Works Starts/finishes 1/1 1/1

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1951, chassis 110105
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1953 by Carosseria Motto (Turin)


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