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First car in Brazil, what is it?

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Hello everyone, I stumbled upon the forum while searching to see if I might be able to identify the car below. This was my great grandfather in the driver seat. The story goes that this was the first car imported to Brazil. The picture is dated November 1907. I am wondering if anyone on here might be able to identify the male and model. So far it seems to be a Talbot but I am not 100% certain as the brass era is a little bit outside my knowledge base. Any info would be great! 

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Yeah i agree as I am repairing one in the radiator shop at the moment . bob

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Thank you guys for reassuring. Would love to know model if anyone else knows. Happy to know it is in fact a talbot. Thanks again! 

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Following the Santos-Dumont theme I found this photo of him trying out the Paris Show chassis in 1906.  

 

I think it is possible that car in the OP could be this one after it arrived in Brazil and was completed.

 

The early Talbots were French-built Clement-Bayards. Talbot began manufacture in London about 1906-07.

 

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Clement-Bayard

 

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im1906v3Auto-Clement3.jpg

 

File:Im1906v3Auto-Clement3.jpg

 

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It is possible of course that Santos-Dumont owned more than one of these.

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It certainly looks similar, possibly had some changes made at some point. My great grandfather was a prominent man and spent a majority of his time between France and Brazil so this could definitely be related. 

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In fact I believe that is Alberto Santos Dumont in the passenger seat... 

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