TALBOT-LAGO T26 GS n.5
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The Talbot-Lago T26 GS is a car that participated at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1950. The French manufacturer was one of the most consistent in the participation of motor racing, the car was born by modifying the coupe road car in a racing car, the cockpit was opened and the engine was upgraded.
The French Ecurie Rosier team with Louis Rosier and son Jean Louis Rosier at the wheel of the Talbot-Lago T26 GS n.5 winner the 24 hours of Le Mans 1950, for the French manufacturer was the first success in the home race.
Rosier drove for more than twenty-three hours, leaving his son only two laps, despite the new entries with the Jaguar and Cunningham and the very fast Ferrari, the French cars obtained a stunning double with the second place of Talbot-Lago T26 MD n.7 driven by Pierre Meyret and Guy Mairesse with a gap of one lap, while in third place the Allard J2 – Cadillac n.4 of Sydney Allard and Tom Cole jr with a gap of five laps.
Talbot-Lago T26 GS
Aluminum steel box-section ladder frame
Length: 4077 mm
Width: 1308 mm
Suspension front: Wishbones, transverse leaf spring, friction dampers
Suspension rear: Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Talbot 4483 cc S6
Power: 179 kW
Location: Front, longitudinally mounted
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Manual four speed.
Fuel brand: ?
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1950 with drivers Louis Rosier, Jean Louis Rosier