Automobiles Talbot S.A. was a French car manufacturer from 1920 to 1959 (bankruptcy and sale to Simca), which sold cars under the Talbot brand and from 1935 as Talbot-Lago. The Talbot-Lago Type 26 Grand Sport was a sports car introduced by Talbot-Lago in 1947 and built until the mid-1950s. Figoni et Falaschi was a French body building company responsible for some of the most elegant and graceful body shapes seen from the 1930s to the 1950s. One of these works was an opulent sheet metal dress on the chassis of a Talbot-Lago. This generously bodied car, called Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe, was one of the first vehicles built by the body after the war. This Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport was once ordered by the "zip king", Mister Fayolle and therefore provided with an indicated zip in the form of chrome parts in the middle of the bonnet.