Pre-war Art Deco cars are some of the most beautiful machines ever constructed.
But even when viewed amid the rarified air of contemporary French luminaries like Delage, Bugatti and Delahaye, the 1937 Talbot-Lago Type 150 CS can only be described as a breathtaking design achievement. While Talbot-Lago coupes saw service at Le Mans, and were mechanically advanced for the era—sporting 130-horsepower straight-sixes mated to pre-select gearboxes—the greasy bits aren't what make the Type 150 CS so memorable.
As Leno points out in this episode of Jay Leno's Garage, if it were revealed today, the Figoni et Falaschi coachwork would still stun, and it's fascinating to see how the teardrop shape of the body is echoed in seemingly every detail of the car. Not coincidentally, owner Peter Mullin is also the founder of the the Mullin Automotive Museum, which focuses on French cars of the pre-war era, and is a must-see for any enthusiast visiting Southern California.
Watch the video to find out more about this extraordinary Type 150 CS.