Talbot Lago T26C Biplace group S (1950)

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Cycle wing: 5 units built
1948, Coupe: 26 units built

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Talbot Course 50, straight 6 cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
4483cc 93 x 110 mm
240 bhp @ 4700rpm (Zenith 50)
194 HP (143 KW) @ 4000 RPM (Zenith 32)
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
cycle wings bodyshell with 2 seats.
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")

Coupe '48:
width, 1,712 mm (67.4")
wheelbase, 2650 mm (104.3")
front track, 1,481 mm (58.3")
rear track, 1,486 mm (58.5")

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
Targa Florio Mille Miglia Carrera Pan Le Mans Dolo miti Tourist Trophy Sebring
Date 2/4 23/4 10/5 25/6 16/7 19/9 31/12
Team 1080km 1600km 3000km 24h 300km 3h 6h
Automobiles Talbot, 110055 #5, 1st
Automobiles Talbot, 110105 (GS Coupe) #6, 13th
Automobiles Talbot, 90131 (MD 4.0) #7, 2nd
Automobiles Talbot in entry list
Total points
Works Starts/finishes 3/3 3/3
Drivers Team entries and car number
Automobiles Talbot
Louis Rosier 5
Jean-Louis Rosier 5
André Chambas 6
André Morel 6
Pierre Meyrat 7
Guy Mairesse 7
Yves Giraud-Cabantous +
Eugéne Martin +

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Le Mans '51, chassis 110059
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Le Mans '50
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Coupe '50


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