Lot 262 - 1937 Talbot 105 Sport Saloon
|Odometer reading||67,230 miles|
|Estimate||£30,000 - £40,000|
|Result||Sold - £35,280|
The Talbot manufacturing business was financed by Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 20th Earl of Shrewsbury and Adolphe Clément-Bayard. From 1905, the company sold imported cars under the Clément-Talbot marque and began assembling French made parts at a new factory located in Barlby Road, Ladbroke Grove, London, selling them under the name Talbot. By 1910, some 50 to 60 cars a month were being manufactured; a Talbot was the first car to have the distinction of exceeding 100mph in 1913. Making its first appearance at the London Motor Show in 1926, the Talbot 105 was a high powered sports car developed by Talbot designer Georges Roesch. It was famously fast, described by one authority as the fastest four-seater ever to race at Brooklands at the time. In the 1930s, Roesch-designed Talbots enjoyed success in racing with the Fox & Nicholl team, whose drivers including the Hon. Brian Lewis, Johnny Hindmarsh, and John Cobb (perhaps better known for his land speed record attempts).
This handsome 105 speed sports saloon has been owned by the current vendor since 1986. Clearly a vehicle that has been a much loved member of the family, it is only being sold due to the loss of suitable garage space. The very knowledgeable vendor has enjoyed regular use and has often shown the car at various clubs and classic car events. Finished in two-tone blue with blue leather trim, we are advised the 105 drives with no known faults. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate (with no advisories) valid until 3rd July 2014, this is a lovely pre-war vehicle, capable of bringing as much joy to the next owner as the previous one has experienced.
Previous lotLot 261 - 1911 Vulcan 15.9hp
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