1937-1939 Talbot Lago T150 SS Figoni & Falaschi "Teardrop" Coupe RHD (Right Hand Drive) Blue Metallic with Red Interior 1/18 Diecast Model Car by CMC
- Brand new 1/18 scale diecast car model of 1937-1939 Talbot Lago T150 SS Figoni & Falaschi "Teardrop" Coupe RHD (Right Hand Drive) Blue Metallic with Red Interior die cast model car by CMC.
- Brand new box.
- Real rubber tires.
- Has movable doors.
- Has steerable wheels.
- Officially licensed product.
- Opening hood, doors and trunk.
- Functional metal-sunroof, easy to open.
- Made of diecast with some plastic parts.
- Elaborate, side body trim strips made of metal.
- Detailed interior, exterior, engine compartment.
- Dimensions approximately L-9, W-3.5, H-3 inches.
- Precisely designed vehicle-frame as metal construction.
- Seat bench and foldable backrest upholstered with leather.
- Brilliant paintwork in a contemporary grayish-blue color-shade.
- Elaborate undercarriage with an authentically-replicated powertrain.
- Hand-assembled precision metal model, built from 1,488 single parts.
- Form-fitting cover of the rear wheels with crescent shaped fender skirts.
- Meticulous replication of the dashboard with all instruments and controls.
- Trunk lid has supporting rods on both sides and opens to reveal a removable spare-wheel.
- Highly detailed replication of the 6-cylinder in-line engine with all aggregates, pipes and cabling.
- Openable engine-hood with real air-vents. Supporting rod keeps the engine-hood in opened position.
- Perfectly-wired wheels with a light alloy rim, stainless steel spokes and nipples, Removable two-wing central locking nuts.
- True-to-scale, authentic replication of the "Teardrop"-bodywork, customized by the renowned French coach builders Figoni & Falaschi.
True to the original, distinctive front end with headlights recessed into the bodywork and arranged behind a chromium-plated metal grid. Perfectly designed cooler grill made of metal.A happy circumstance came true when we were given access to an absolutely original Talbot-Lago "Teardrop" and were able to take its measurements. Our adrenaline was running high with the delightful anticipation and surging urge to replicate a masterpiece of automobile engineering, but we were also conscious of the challenging nature of such a project and the degree of commitment that it would require. After all, there is a general consensus that this legendary automobile car belongs in a class that stands all by itself.
With a body customized by the famous coach builder Fioni & Falaschi, the Talbot-Lago boasted an appearance that was virtually exorbitant. The car truly represented what we would call “a state of art” today. As Talbot debuted this coupe at the Paris Motor Show in 1937, spectators were almost taken by breathless excitement. Soon, the epithets "goutte d'eau" (water droplets) and "teardrop coupe" were coined. Both terms were never adopted in the official designation of the car, but they captured its unusual shape most aptly. This fascinating vehicle, as well as its fine details, stand evidence of a profound love for automobile styling and matching of accessories. Integrated with functionality, each line or curve is elegant without appearing pushy. The car constitutes a harmonious whole – from the slender front fenders to the chromed exhaust pipe in the rear. And the integration is complete with a luxurious interior, furnished with tastefully–processed fine wood and leather.
Under the bonnet of the coupe is a six-cylinder inline engine that generates an output of 140 – 160 hp, depending on the model type. A powerful torque guarantees an energetic drive and good acceleration. Less than 20 units were built between 1937-1939, and each differed in details that ranged from those barely perceptible to larger and flashier ones.