29. Talbot-Lago


The French Talbot-Lago was pressed into production as the new flagship model for the struggling manufacturer. It featured elegant 2×2 coachwork, a 4.5-liter engine, and was powerful and expensive. France’s socialist government imposed heavy taxes based on engine capacity, which essentially destroyed France’s luxury car industry overnight. As a result, only 51 of the Lago were manufactured, and today, they are rarely seen outside of a museum.