1927 Talbot 14/45 Four-seat Tourer
£19,040Invicible and advanced family tourer; very nicely
restored with lots of original features; good brakes; top quality Vintage
Talbot introduced their new 14/45 in record time, the car
going from design concept to Motorshow debut in the same year - 1926. The first
series was called the AD and featured numerous modern sophistications including
coil ignition, 12 volt electrics, a dynastart, fabroil 'silent' timing gears,
four-wheel brakes and a four-speed gearbox - influenced no doubt by
the advanced thinking of Georges Roesch.
The result was a really lovely
machine, highly regarded among the engineering fraternity and popular with the
buying public who could afford to pay a bit more.
This lovely example
comes with plenty of history having been first registered in Gloucestershire on
9th May 1927. It was sold at a farm sale in Bridgewater in 1938 to the Harrison
family who were to use the car as their everyday transport until the Suez crisis
in 1956, including towing the family caravan on family holidays.
2009 it was acquired by the vendor and he and a friend restored it to the
fine state you see today. The job was completed by April 2011 and the car
won the Talbot Owners Club's Wilcock trophy for best car at that year's
The restoration involved a dismantle and complete rebuild of the
engine and a new loom. Incredibly, the body restoration
only required one panel to be replaced. The leather work is delightful and
mostly original although it has a new hood and comes with a complete set of
sidescreens. The car has been repainted its original shade of
Appleyards of Sheffield dealt with the nickel fittings which are of
the highest quality and the car still looks as beautiful today as it did when it
was first restored.
The engine starts easily, the vendor advising us that
the a slight engine rattle at low revs comes from the oil pump drive and is a
characteristic of the model. It is otherwise runs particularly
The documents folder includes useful service information, a
copy handbook, restoration photos and a buff logbook.
This Talbot would
be an ideal car for a growing family and is an interesting and 'dare we
say' far better engineered alternative to certain large American tourers
that seem so fashionable at the moment.For more information -
contact Matthew Parkin 07813 936698