Pierre Levegh's Talbot-Lago T26 GS Spider

Racing history at Soberanes Point!

France's Pierre Levegh tried to win the 1952 LeMans 24-Hours single-handed in this car.  With only 90 minutes to go, he was four laps ahead of the ultimate winner, the Mercedes- Benz 300-SL Prototype of Hermann Lang/Fritz Reiss when (as legend has it) he missed a shift due to driver fatigue and over-revved the engine.

This car went by going south but didn't appear later at the lunchtime display in downtown Carmel.  (It had a problem near the turnaround in Big Sur.  TM)

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