Lot 62 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 16th October 2019)
Registration No: BPD 221
Chassis No: 36408
Mot Expiry: Exempt
PLEASE NOTE: We apologise but this Lot is Withdrawn from our 16th October 2019 Auction.
- Engine overhauled by marque specialist I.S. Polson at a cost of c.£5,500
- Remained unused for c.10-12 years
- Now 'up and running and sounding good'
'Rolls-Royce refinement for half the engine size and a quarter the price' said the Talbot marketing literature for it's 14/45 model, also known as the '65'. The star of the 1926 London Motor Show, the car was the first complete design from Georges Roesch and its popularity gave the struggling Talbot marque a reprieve.
This 1934 Talbot AX65 is the last model of the series and few survive. With an elegant Darracq saloon body in maroon and black, plus a brown leather interior showing beautiful patina, the car is reported to be in good overall condition and had just five recorded owners, the last purchasing the car in 1990. The engine has had a circa- £5,500 overhaul by marque specialist I.S. Polson and is now said to be in 'excellent' condition and is 'up and running and sounding good'. This pre-war Talbot is an exciting and rare find.