Classic Cars

1937 Talbot-Lago Picked as Winner of 2016 “Best of the Best” Award

A gorgeous pre-war Talbot-Lago claimed the top prize for the first annual “Best of the Best” award

Following the recent announcement of the contenders, a winner has been chosen from among winners in Peninsula Classics’ “Best of the Best” Award. Unsurprisingly, the chosen car was pre-war, European, and wore exceptionally sculpted bodywork.

In the end, it was Peter and Merle Mullin of the Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation fame who won the award for their incredible 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS. With stunning lines penned by Figoni & Falaschi, the car is affectionately known as the “Goutte d’Eau” or “Water Drop.”

The Talbot was just one of six cars in the running for the award, including such superstars like a 1903 Mercedes 60HP Simplex, 1932 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Sport Cabriolet, and a more contemporary 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale.

Each of the six cars chosen were the overall winners at an assortment of international concours held during 2015. The winning Talbot took home the top ribbon at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and earned its place on Peninsula’s list for this year’s Best of the Best.

The Talbot was picked by an extensive panel of respected and highly influential judges, including Ed Welburn, Ralph Lauren, Jay Leno, Gordon Murray, and Ian Callum.

The winner of the first “Best of the Best” award will be on display at this year’s Quail: A Motorsports Gathering during Monterey’s Car Week.

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