FOR SALE A characterful Talbot Samba LS with just 37,278 miles from new. EQUIPMENT Twin bodyside tapes, driver’s remote static door mirror, load adjustable halogen headlamps, electric screen wash, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, side window demisters, cigar lighter, quartz clock, centre console, trip recorder, felt load space covering, 2-speed heater/blower, front seat head restraints, removable fold down rear seat, driver and passenger fascia parcel shelf, rear parcel shelf, courtesy light. Dealer options; S spec alloy wheels, mud flaps, driving lamps. EXTERIOR This very rare Talbot Samba LS based on the Peugeot 104 and Citroen LNA was manufactured by the PSA Group at the former Simca factory in Poissy, France. Finished in Jonquil (Jaune Camargue – code CJ), the paintwork presents well with only minor imperfections and evidence of remedial cosmetic work undertaken. All trim sections, decals and badges are in excellent order and the supplying dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain with the car. A sporting rally style is achieved with the addition of spot lamps and Samba S alloy wheels, a revision easily reversed should personal taste dictate! Structurally excellent, this quirky dare to be different is your perfect entry level useable classic. INTERIOR The interior of this low mileage example is spotlessly clean and surprisingly very comfortable. The original Havana Chequers seat trim is remarkably wear free with no discolouration or fading and just one miniscule nick to the passenger base. The simplistic dashboard is virtually perfect and houses sparse but fully functional controls, gauges and switchgear, all with the typical 1980’s French plastic feel! A straight and uncut rear parcel shelf is present and rises with the hatch as intended. A Mountney sports steering wheel has been fitted but the original item is retained with the car. The boot area is clean and houses the original wheel brace and jack. A capable modern classic interior with an abundance of character! ENGINE & TRANSMISSION Fitted with the time proven 954cc four cylinder PSA XV engine with a power output of 44bhp, this economical supermini benefits from shared mechanicals with its Peugeot and Citroen siblings to ensure ease of upkeep. A very clean engine bay neatly houses the spare wheel and features factory stickers and plates clear to see. The four speed all synchromesh gearbox is light and slightly vague, exactly as Talbot made them! WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Five upgrade Samba S alloys wheels are shod in matching branded 155/70 R13 tyres with excellent tread. The bright white wheels are complimented by Talbot embossed mud flaps to complete the rally theme. Dual circuit brakes with 240mm front discs and 180mm rear drums offer ample stopping power. HISTORY FILE Supplied new by Peugeot Talbot Main Dealer Triangle of Hull , this example was registered new on 25th May 1983 and has covered a mere 37,278 miles from new. A new vehicle sales invoice made out to first owner Mr C E Shirbon Esq illustrates a purchase price of £3,695 less a part exchange allowance of £350 for a Simca GLS saloon! The fantastic history file features the original factory build cards and Carte Identification along with the Talbot CertiCarte card. The vehicle book packs and guides are all present along with the service record containing a number of supplying dealer stamps and another recent entry dated June 2015 with only 30 miles covered since. A collection of MOT certificates and an original spare set of keys complete the history file. Fun, frugal and exuding personality, dare to be different with this cheeky little Samba! MOT August 2017, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/SZ4O6F7bb3o To see a full set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://www.flickr.com/gp/kgfclassiccars/MT4652 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccar https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars
nicely restored, 6cyl, Wilson preselector (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Talbot was an automobile marque that existed from 1903 to 1986, with a hiatus from 1960 to 1978, under a number of different owners, latterly under Peugeot. Talbot participated in rallying, winning the 1981 World Rally Championship constructors' title, and in Formula One. Talbot was originally the British marque used to sell imported French Clément-Bayard cars. Founded in 1903, this business venture was financed by Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 20th Earl of Shrewsbury and Adolphe Clément-Bayard. Starting in 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, North Kensington, London, selling them under the name Talbot. Domestically-designed cars followed from 1906. By 1910, 50 to 60 cars a month were being made. A Talbot was the first car to cover 100 mph (160 km/h), in 1913. During World War I, the firm manufactured ambulances. French and British operations continued in separate, parallel production and marketing processes until 1919, when British-owned but Paris-based Darracq took over the com
In 1916, Georges Henri Roesch became chief engineer of Clement Talbot, Ltd., of London. Talbot was originally an importer and assembler of French Clément-Bayard automobiles, and later, with the construction the necessary facilities, builder of British Talbot cars from 1906. Born in Switzerland, Roesch brought with him a vast amount of experience from motoring pioneers such as Grégoire, Delaunay Belleville, Renault, and Daimler. Upon his arrival at Talbot, he set about designing a new range of cars for the post–Great War era, but financial constraints meant his design only came to fruition after the formation of the Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq partnership in 1920. His brilliant 14/45 model, a light six-cylinder car with an engine displacing 1665cc, came just at the right time, as S-T-D Motors, Ltd. was in dire financial straits. The star of Roesch’s new model was the six-cylinder engine which, thanks to light weight but strong internals, revved to an extremely high 4500 rpm and produced 41 horsepower. While it was not intended as a sports car, it delivered excellent performance and road manners for a touring car of the period. Other advancements included a gearbox lubricated by warm engine oil and an oil pressure warning light in place of the standard gauge. The 14/45 proved very popular from 1926 through 1932 with over 11,000 examples built. The Sunbeam Talbot Darracq Register indicates that this 14/45 Tourer, chassis number 25065, was originally sold to the delightfully named Maude’s Motor Mart of Exeter, UK. It was ordered on 19 February 1929, invoiced the next day and delivered the following week on 27 February. In previous ownership, it was restored over an extended period from the 1970s until 1996. Its original registration, RL 9317, a 1929 Cornwall issue, remains with the car. Wearing five-seat open coachwork from Darracq Motor Engineering Co., which had been Alexandre Darracq’s aeronautical company during the Great War, this car is the quintessential early British tourer. It is handsomely finished in deep blue with black wings and a black hood and tonneau cover. The body features restrained nickel brightwork which is in very good condition. The paintwork is showing a light and pleasing patina, while still remaining very attractive. Notable period features are direction signals atop the rear number plate, a fishtail exhaust, and leather-gaitered springs. The cabin is simple and elegantly appointed, in keeping with the period. The dark blue leather has been recently refurbished and presents in excellent condition. A wood fascia is dotted with period instrumentation from Smiths and Jaeger. The full folding hood and side curtains keep occupants dry during the occasional bout of proper English weather. The six cylinder engine is pleasingly and honestly presented, with minimal flash and decoration but mainly correct fittings and plumbing. It runs strong and is surprisingly revvy for a car of this era. That wonderful engine in combination with the four-speed manual transmission and four wheel brakes makes the Talbot AG a delightfully brisk car to drive. Since the restoration was completed, this Talbot has seen only moderate use and regular upkeep, and it remains in very well preserved condition. It will certainly make for a very enjoyable and seldom-seen touring and event car. Sale includes period brochures, a copy of the owner’s pamphlet, sheets documenting production details, and a full set of side curtains.
G. N. Georgano tells us in my favourite reference work, his excellent Complete Encyclopaedia of Motorcars, that Clement- Talbot had been suffering in the market since they had they had dropped their successful pre 1918 range of four cylinder cars. I think it is reasonable to assume that without chief engineer George Roesche’s new line of six cylinder cars which were introduced in the latter part of the 1920s, the company may well have been in serious trouble. The Talbot 14/45 was the first of this range which developed into the 75 then the 90, 105 and the 110 (one of which I also have for sale). Small capacity six cylinder cars were becoming fashionable about this time so the new Talbot would have had strong market appeal, particularly in view of its technically advanced engine with lightweight components giving higher revving, smooth running and greater power than many of its four cylinder competitors. Roesch had very little time for development so the car came to the market straight off the drawing board but was apparently so good that there were none of the usual new model snags and Talbot sold all they could make. According to a buff card logbook in the file this particular exa