A masterpiece of Art Deco design, the 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe has been described as one of the world's most stunning automobiles. The car was designed by Giuseppe Figoni, a man responsible for many coveted vintage bodies from manufacturers like Bugatti, Renault, and Rolls Royce. Built in Paris at Figoni et Falaschi, this T23 is one of just four Jeancart-style cars still in existence, and only 5 were built in total. It's a cliche to call this whip a collectors item. But, it is also impossible to describe it any other way. [Gizmag]

The car will hit the auction block August 17-18, 2012 at RM Auctions.