Described by one of my customers as "the most beautiful - and least successful - Le Mans car of all time". I think I'm close to saying "hear,hear".
These were swansong years for Talbot at Le Mans. After the 1950 win, the second and fourth places in 1951, and the "should have won" performance in 1952, by 1957 they were well past their best.
Andre Dubonnet bought two of the last chassis, and took them to Modena, to be clothed by Carrozzeria Campana, to an extremely beautiful design by Franco Reggiani.
Both cars were entered for Le Mans in 1957, but only one qualified, to be piloted by the hapless Bruce Halford. It lasted about a yard and a half before a drive shaft let go.