Join us as we examine one of our vintage finds from the 2014 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance…
This beauty is part of Peter and Merle Mullin’s extensive collection, and, as expected, they have a detailed history of this vehicle. “In 1950 a Portuguese car collector ordered a Grand Sport chassis from the Talbot-Lago factory in Paris. He talked to several coachbuilders in France, but settled on a two-passenger convertible coupé painted bianco latte (milk white) designed by Italy’s Stabilimenti Farina.
When the body was finished, the owner insisted that the wooden mockup used to design the car be destroyed so no one else could have a Talbot-Lago like his. The two-seat convertible coupé built by Stabilimenti Farina of Turin won the award for best custom coachwork at the 1951 Paris Auto Salon.
In 2006 the car was restored from the ground up, receiving a rich burgundy body that was unveiled at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance, where it won First in Class.”
Stay tuned as we bring you more of our vintage finds from the 2014 Greystone Concours!