Bonhams & Butterfields announced the ex-Pierre Boncompagni, Ecurie Nice 1939 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS as one of their featured consignments at their annual summer auction at Quail Lodge.
This extraordinary motorcar is one of only four such examples of Pourtout’s coachwork fitted to the famous Talbot-Lago T150 C SS chassis and designed by Georges Paulin, whose innovative coachwork cheated the wind and produced such brilliant motorcars as the Embiricos Bentley.
The post-War racing success achieved by this pre-War Talbot is a testament both to Paulin’s progressive coachwork design and to the superior driving skill of the famous gentleman racer known to his fans simply as “Pagnibon” who campaigned this racing machine as part of the Ecurie Nice. Participating in AGACI events in southern France with Pagnibon behind the wheel, this motorcar frequently found itself adorned with the laurels of a champion.
This August will be the first time that this historic motorcar has been offered for sale publicly, having been in long-term ownership with the current owner since 1962. Bonhams’ presentation of this celebrated racing machine represents an extraordinary opportunity to purchase one of George Paulin’s design masterpieces in highly original condition.
The Bonhams & Butterfields sale will take place on Friday, August 15th at the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California during the 10-day Monterey Peninsula Car Week.
[Source: Photo courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields]