talbot-34.jpg
0-talbot-3-.jpgTalbot_29Talbot_300-talbot-2-.jpg0-talbot-.jpg0-talbot-1-.jpgTalbot_4Talbot_5Talbot_6Talbot_7Talbot_8Talbot_9Talbot_10Talbot_11Talbot_12Talbot_13Talbot_14Talbot_15Talbot_16Talbot_17Talbot_18Talbot_19Talbot_20Talbot_21Talbot_22Talbot_23Talbot_24Talbot_25Talbot_26Talbot_27Talbot_28Talbot_31Talbot_32Talbot_33Talbot_35Talbot_36Talbot_37Talbot_38
description parameters bid comments
  • Special story auction day: COLLECTION OF PRE-WAR CARS!
  • One of only 11 Sports Tourer models produced, of which only 2 examples have been preserved
  • In-line 6-cylinder with aluminum head
  • Original tourer body by Whittingham & Mitchel, Putney, UK
  • Delivered new to Portugal in 1938
  • Origin documented by STAR (Sunbeam-Talbot register)
  • 20 years in the Lisbon Automobile Museum
  • Portugese registration
  • All documents were checked and the car was photographed personally by Auctomobile
  • Other features: possibility of assisting with registration, transport, insurance, storage and Trusted Checkout payment
  • Please note that this car will be available for viewing by prior appointment in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Sunbeam-Talbot was a manufacturer with a short lifespan, created after Rootes's acquisition of both Sunbeam and Talbot in the 1930s. The Sunbeam-Talbot 3-Litre would, in fact, be one of the last cars to bear the illustrious Sunbeam-Talbot name, however the new model certainly lived up to the reputation of the company for well-engineered and high-quality motor cars. Launched at the 1937 Olympia Motor Show, the new model impressed, thanks to its 3,181 cc engine with alloy cylinder heads, providing excellent performance even from low speeds, and its four-speed synchromesh gearbox.

Only 11 sport tourer-bodied examples were ever completed, and only two are known to survive today. Chassis 8577 was bodied as a tourer by well-renowned coachbuilders Whittingham & Mitchel of Putney and delivered new to Rootes Export Division on 29 July 1938, indicating that it is possible that the car was delivered new to Portugal. Today this car is a rare survivor of immediate pre-war British car production and is eminently usable today, thanks to the quality of the original design.

MORE+

Parameters

Model

Production date29.07.1938
Body TypeTourer
Engine3.181 ccm, 81 PS, I6
transmissionManual
SteeringRight Hand Drive
LayoutRear Wheel Drive
Color - exteriorLight Blue / Dark Blue
Color - interiorBlack
Miles/Kilometers shown674 mls
Chassis / VIN8577
Location - CountryCzech Rep.
Location - CityHradec Kralove

Notes

2-door Sports Tourer body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3181 cm3, advertised power: 60.5 kW / 80 hp / 81 PS (brake)

Place a bid



LIVE auction from (CET) to (CET)

Please login to
PLACE A BID
or add auction to your watchlist


Highest bids



Comments

Please
login
to add a coment

Other cars

1936 Auburn 851 Supercharged Cabriolet

1936 Auburn 851 Supercharged Cabriolet

Hradec Kralove, Czech Rep.

TypeAuction
Est.price€130000 - €150000
1642662000 1643221800
1935 Auburn 851 Supercharged Speedster

1935 Auburn 851 Supercharged Speedster

Hradec Kralove, Czech Rep.

TypeAuction
Est.price€425000 - €475000
1642748400 1643308200
1937 Buick Special Sport Coupe

1937 Buick Special Sport Coupe

Hradec Kralove, Czech Rep.

TypeAuction
Est.price€30000 - €35000
1641970800 1642530600
1936 Alvis Speed 20 SD

1936 Alvis Speed 20 SD

Hradec Kralove, Czech Rep.

TypeAuction
Est.price€100000 - €120000
1642057200 1642617000
1948 Delahaye Type 135M DHC

1948 Delahaye Type 135M DHC

Hradec Kralove, Czech Rep.

TypeAuction
Est.price€220000 - €250000
1642143600 1642703400
1938 Talbot 3-Litre Sports Tourer

1938 Talbot 3-Litre Sports Tourer

Hradec Kralove, Czech Rep.

TypeAuction
Est.price€60000 - €70000
1643182200 1643740200