Broad Arrow Confirms Auction Dates and Previews Monterey

Monterey Auction Dates Confirmed

Broad Arrow Auctions announced new dates for their Monterey sale for 2024. This year the Hagerty Motorlux event at the Monterey Jet Center will be the backdrop for a selection of 50 or so cars that will be auctioned the evening of Motorlux, August 14 beginning around 6:30 PM with the remainder of the sale to be completed the following day, August 15 starting at 3:00 PM.

In addition to the new dates for this year’s Monterey auction, Broad Arrow made a huge splash by revealing that they will be offering a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 C for sale at the Monterey Jet Center. The T150 C is known for its stunning looks and strong performance.

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The T150 C is a testament to the success of Anthony Lago following his takeover of Talbot as a result of the restructuring of the British and French company STD, or Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq. The T150 C is perhaps best known for its Teardrop-shaped coupe, a design created by coachbuilder Figoni et Falaschi.

The model would go on to compete in the most prominent races of its day including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the French Grand Prix, and the 24 Hours of Spa. In fact, the example that will be offered by Broad Arrow in Monterey took victory in its class at the 1948 Belgian Grand Prix as well as the 24 Hours of Spa that same year.

It’s a bit different, or perhaps more special than the usual T150 C – if there can be such a thing as a “usual” or “ordinary” T150 C. This example, the 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 C Lago Spéciale Teardrop Coupé by Figoni et Falaschi, chassis 90034, was ordered by driver and banker Antoine Schumann and just happens to have been sold to him by Luigi Chinetti. Yes, that Luigi Chinetti of Ferrari and NART fame.

In recent times the Talbot-Lago underwent a meticulous and thorough restoration performed by RM Auto Restorations. This was a comprehensive process, from the ground up that ensured every single aspect of the car was returned to its original glory.

The body was repainted in the deep, rich black that brings out its stunning beauty while the original tobacco leather interior was artfully matched to ensure an authentic appearance. All of the wooden trim was refinished to add to the better-than-new feel of this remarkable car.

Thanks to the remarkable condition of the car prior to the restoration practically all of the body panels were preserved in their original state without requiring any major repairs or replacements. Additionally, the original engine and other mechanical components were painstakingly refurbished back to their exact specifications, evidence of the attention to detail and thoroughness of the restoration.

It was purchased by its current owner in 2010 and became a fixture in a prominent collection on the West Coast of the US. Its incredible fit and finish as well as originality are aided by an unbroken history of ownership dating back to 1938 when it was ordered by Antoine Schumann.

This incredible car just one of the many that will be offered by Broad Arrow Auctions in Monterey this year. Its pre-auction estimate from Broad Arrow is $6,500,000 – $8,500,000 which might be high for any old T150 C, but for this car, how stunning and special it is, that seems a very achievable price.