Thursday, September 1, 2016
Talbot-Lago was a French automobile manufacturer based in Suresnes, Hauts de Seine, outside of Paris.
The Anglo-French STD (Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq) combine collapsed in 1935. The French Talbot company was acquired and reorganised by Venetian-born engineer Antonio Lago and after that, the "Talbot-Lago" name was used internationally. On the home market the cars still bore the Talbot badge they had carried since 1922, which was when, in France, the "Talbot-Darracq" name had given way to "Talbot".
After the war, the company continued to be known both for successful high-performance racing cars and for large luxurious passenger cars.
Typically, Talbot-Lago's were seen in bleu-de-France.