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Like the saying goes”I have been there and done it” The question is would I do it all over again? Not all of it,biker,fisherman,Hunter,Mechanic,love the excitement life brings and the challenge of accomplishments
I think I mentioned some of them in the about me q
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The 1954 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe……*Supreme Elegance
Talbot-Lago introduced its new coupe in the fall of 1947 amid brewing financial difficulties. The existing T16 Grand Sport model donated its chassis for the new version, but Talbot wanted a shorter coupe. And they weren’t kidding the T16 chassis was 123 inches long, but after engineers at Talbot finalized the T26 version, just 104 inches remained. This Extra Short Chassis entered series production in 1948. For customers who wanted more space, Talbot also offered a Longue version of their super short chassis, which measured in at 110 inches.
The 4.5-liter inline-six engine from the Record was tuned up to 190 or 195 horsepower. The engine’s considerable power was achieved through features like triple carburetors and a hollowed-out camshaft. Top speed was around 124 miles per hour, depending on what sort of body the owner fitted. Well suited for racing or luxury duty, the T26 was one of the most powerful production cars in existence at the time.
Production started out slowly, and in its first full year of 1948 just 12 examples of the Grand Sport were made. Talbot kept building the T26 at a very slow pace. Though the model continued through early 1955, only around 20 were made.
Hope you are well………*Happy Sunday……..Have a great week ahead.
what a beautiful car it has an appeal to the eye,I never heard nor seen one before,It kinda has a resemblance of the 55 Corvette with the back of an 1970 MG,what a gorgeous car,
Nice too meet as well….I have heard of the race track, I raced for the NHRA for 30 years, been across the US and Canada, retired from the track in 2017, my body can not handle the G-Forces any more, still race locally, but its just for fun now….Be well my friend.
I built a camaro just like that,built the motor in my kitchen,it was that clean,it was my pride and joy but when I fell onto hard times i had to let it go,i built a quite a few cars actually but those days are over for me as well,
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the whale tale post above is beside interstate I89 in williston vt
it used to be my avatar when the site was 1cahannel
Yes, I remember that it was your avatar back in the “old days”. I also know exactly where the tails are located on I-89. My ladyfriend lives in Vermont (I live in Montreal) and I get to see the tails everytime I drive down to visit her. It’s always cool running into a PW member from the original site….Cheers!
My understanding is the two that are there now are remakes or the originals put back in a little different position,they don’t look as good as the originals,and i don’t know why they were removed then replaced,,yes it is nice to run into folks from the past,