Are collectors ready to say ‘oui’ to French classic cars?

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This 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport with fastback coupe bodywork by Figoni was originally owned by the “Zipper King,” thus the string of zipper-like chrome stripes on its hood

French cars are making a comeback with classic car collectors. 

Of course, there have been few vehicles more cherished by collectors than those bodied by such Paris coachbuilders as Figoni et Falachi, Saoutchik, Franay, Pourtout and even by a couple of Americans in Paris, Tom Hibbard and Howard “Dutch” Darrin. Not to mention Jean Bugatti, of Italian descent but working in France, albeit in southeastern France, and keeping the automotive world riveted with vehicles such as his swooping Atlantic. 


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