Wed, 22nd Jun 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 47

1937 Talbot BD75 Sports Special

Sold for £42,750

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: DYY 780
Chassis No: 2941
MOT: Exempt

  • Utilises all components from donor car
  • Original engine and Chassis
  • Original logbook

H&H are indebted to the Vendor for the below description:

Beginning life as a 1937 Talbot BD75 Sports Saloon, this exciting Special is said to have been constructed over three years to an extremely high standard. With the original bodywork beyond economic repair the decision was taken to reconfigure the car as a period-style two-seater. The chassis was stripped and completely rejuvenated, all dampers, springs, bearings and suspension components being either overhauled or replaced. Framed in - and skinned with - aluminium, the lightweight coachwork was fabricated by the well-known Vintage Special bodybuilding expert, Ian Pitney.

The bulkhead and scuttle have been lowered and the radiator and cowling modified giving the car its unique look. The radiator is to high-flow specification but using correct top and bottom tanks. All components including the transmission have been refurbished and the engine overhauled with the cylinder head receiving the attention of the previous engineer owner. An uprated carburettor is fitted for reliability and power.

The instrument panel and instruments have been restored. A new period look rev counter is fitted and of course, the car has been completely rewired with the starter motor and dynamo being fully overhauled. It is rare to find a two-seater Talbot and this 'no expense spared', fully road legal example pleasingly retains its original chassis and engine. Sporting fully trimmed bespoke seats, this car presents as immaculate inside and out and would be much at home in the paddock at Silverstone.

The original logbook is available together with a current V5C Registration Document.

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
01428 607899


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