This is an early 1948 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport. First owner was Belgian racer Claude Nias. The car had originally been fitted with this rather peculiar body by Van den Plas from Belgium.
Nias raced the car in the Liege-Rome-Liege rally in 1951 with the Van den Plas body. The next year the car appeared on the Brussels Salon with a new body by local coachbuilder Martial Oblin. See the Oblin version here.
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