Rarity of an automobile in itself does not make it desirable. Add to that rarity an elegant body design, luxurious build, and a commendable speed, and you have the makings of a sought after rarity. 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi is a car with this distinction. There are only 4 of these beauties known to be in existence, and for those lucky enough to possess one or even view it is a dream come true. Consider that only 5 were ever built, and you realize the rarity of this excellent craftsmanship.
The Art Deco style with metallic paint and two-tone finishes adorns the long wheelbase and exquisite design. The Talbot-Lago T23 features a 6 cylinder, 4 liter engine. Mostly this beauty is known for its exquisite design. The Jeancart coachwork of Figoni et Falaschi is breathtaking design work at its best.
The Teardrops had a few goals in mind. First and foremost was to produce a touring car that exemplified performance while maintaining a luxurious appearance. More importantly, the concept was to produce a car that was quieter than its competition. This was accomplished by utilizing lighter materials for the shell, and aerodynamic structure.
Technology innovation also made the Talbot-Lago distinguished among its peers. Some of the mechanical features that set the beauty in a class of its own include hemispherical combustion chambers, and a pre-selector transmission designed by Wilson. The leaf-spring independent front suspension and live rear suspension. It is a complete automotive dream package.