This Is the Most Beautiful Car You’ve Never Heard Of

You're fancy, but are you Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS “Goutte D’Eau” fancy?

Visiting an automotive museum with machinery that carries provenance (yes, italicized) is a treat on its own, but somehow I felt I was robbing somebody of the tour of a lifetime at the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, CA. I didn’t even know most of the cars within its walls – there was a lot to learn about! This car in particular had my eye for the entire visit, along with having some excellent machinery in the background.

Car(s): 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS “Goutte D’Eau”
Location: Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, Ca
Photog: Chris Rosales (Instagram: @chrishascamera, Twitter: @chrishasacamera)
Camera: Sony A7R II with Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L

None of the photos I could get in the relatively small space of the museum could do the proportion and swagger of the T150-C-SS justice. Not that the museum is small, more that most people don’t realize that photographers need space to get truly great shots. Museums are tough environments, though I aimed to also get some layers in the photos, with the vintage Bugatti race cars in the background and the like.

Even the name evokes something nascent. The Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS “Goutte D’Eau” (French for “water drop”) is an absurd name. It’s something I’d name a car when I was six years old making up my own car company. I’m almost sure I named a car the Chris Rosales GT250 RS-GT-R, and it’s as plausible as this name. I love it. It’s dripping with charisma and joy.

Enjoy it here folks, as big as we could get it:

This Is the Most Beautiful Car You’ve Never Heard Of
Chris Rosales

Chris RosalesChris has owned 12 cars of questionable quality, is an experienced motorsports photographer, and a good all-around wrench. When he isn’t tinkering with his car in his home garage, you can catch Chris in the canyons around SoCal. He also hopelessly hankers for Euros, but he honestly knows he should get something Japanese, eventually. Contact the author here.