Talbot-Lago T26 GS n.5 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1950

TALBOT-LAGO T26 GS n.5

TALBOT-LAGO T26 GS n.5

HISTORY

The Talbot-Lago T26 GS n.5 is the winning car of 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.

Rosier and son Jean Louis won with the Talbot-Lago T26 GS n.5 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 n.7 driven by Meyret and Mairesse with a gap of one lap, while in third place the Allard J2 n.4 of Allard and Cole jr with a gap of five laps.

CHASSIS

Talbot-Lago T26 GS
Aluminum steel box-section ladder frame
Length: 4077 mm
Width: 1308 mm
Height: N/A
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Talbot 4483 cc S6
Power: 179 kW
Location: Front, longitudinally mounted
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Manual four speed.
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1950 with drivers Louis Rosier, Jean Louis Rosier