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Talbot-Lago Teardrop II

Talbot-Lago Teardrop II

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Talbot-Lago Teardrop coupes are the epitome of automotive art deco. They take over the world with their fluid lines and aerodynamically enhanced speed. W.Fleming tells their story with this beautiful poster artwork.

The rise of Talbot-Lago begins with Antonio Lago who manages to buy a reasonable share in the Suresnes factory, built by Darracq. Toni Lago's next move is hiring Walter Brecchia as chief engineer. Brecchia's first task is to upgrade the existing Talbot T120 to T150 with a radically new hemisphere cylinder head for the 3-litre engine.

Coming from an artistic background, Antonio Lago knows what vanity is. He gets the public attention by building three demo cars in the French tricolour - white, blue and red. Under the hood is the old T120 engine as the new one needs time for development.


Improvements that matter


When the new engine is finally ready, it is produced in different versions for different chassis modifications. The 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine with three Zenith-Stromberg carburettors is capable of 160 or 190 hp, depending on the size of carburettors. The car is really fast and easily reaches 200 kilometres per hour. In 1938 one of these cars in (almost) stock condition finishes third in 1938 24 Hours of Le Mans. The year before, T150 is the quickest car in British Tourist Trophy, Tunisia and Marseille.

Talbot-Lago produces less than 30 Teardrop coupes. Figoni and Falaschi create the bodies of more than half of them. Marcel Pourtout, a notable coachbuilder completes a series of four chassis, famous today as Pourtout Aerocoupes. Their designer is Georges Paulin, a French dentist with bold ideas and interest in aerodynamics. He is also famous for inventing the first folding hardtop.

Paulin & Portout Aerocopues of Talbot-Lago are pretty close to Figoni and Falaschi's design. They keep the Teardrop shape and put it in a more aerodynamic context in order to achieve better efficiency, hence speed.

Now you can own this artistic tribute to automotive art deco at its finest. Order your Talbot-Lago Teardrop poster by W.Fleming now at Simply Petrol marketplace.

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  • Fine art prints

    285 gsm, 100% a-cellulose mould-made

    Fine art prints are made on German Etching Hahnemühle traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper of highest quality.

    The unique surface texture showcase the works of art in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effect and depth.

    This paper is designed for FineArt applications.

  • Posters

    180 gsm photo matt

    The high-quality matt photo inkjet paper is particularly suitable for printing photorealistic quality images. The special coating guarantees high resolution and high friction resistance levels.

From the moment of your purchase until the moment of your first unpacking.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to ship?

Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 2-3 business days for production.

Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.

Standard shipping within EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 10 work days.

What materials are used?

We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.

For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.

Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.

What sizes are available?

Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options. Common sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, 40x28 inches. It's fair to say our prints are on the bigger spectrums of prints offered.

What is your return and refund policy?

Wea 60-day, no questions asked return policy on all print products otherwise noted on the item. Their condition must be the same as received to qualify for an exchange or refund. To start an exchange or return, please email us.

Please refer to our dedicated Return Policy page on our website for more detailed information.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we offer international shipping to many countries worldwide.

However, please note that shipping times and customs procedures may vary.

Can I track my order?

Absolutely! Once your print is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipment and estimate its arrival date.