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1912 -Talbot 4CT / 16hp , TWO-SEAT SPORTING TOURER, by Lewis

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 1 Miles
  • Manual, 4 speed
  • Petrol
  • 2,4
  • 1912
  • Beige
  • Private seller
  • Kaluža, Slovakia

Description

"Talbot" 4CT, 16hp / 1912, TWO-SEAT SPORTING TOURER
roadster type, is the only two-seater completely preserved specimen in the world and the first car to exceed a speed of 160 km/ h. The car is also fully functional. Without exaggeration, this is easily one of the most significant and exciting barn discoveries of the decade. Schengen and English registration. ... with knowledge of the complete history.

The car has its own postmark. The car was equipped with additional equipment - electric lighting not yet used at that time, when Louis Bleriot designed the patented front lights. Sankey 815x105 wheels with Dunlop Cord tires.
The vehicle is finished in cream with a good paint job dating back to its restoration in France a few years ago. The interior is red deerskin, hides everything in nice condition. This Talbot 4CT has a full complement of instrumentation, brass lamps and all the other usual gauges. The car is defined as BRASS - cars of this time, with lots of brass elements. This luxury two-seater with a folding windscreen is a fast and capable car, of course it has the distinctive sound of the 2. 4 liter engine. Talbot still allows you to travel on today's roads and easily drive 90 km/ h. The vehicle sits on four cast wheels with one spare and twin spares mounted on running boards.
A full ownership history comes with the car detailing its various UK owners, the car was in the Jersey GB Museum for ten years, retaining full originality.
Clément-Talbot was an Anglo-French motor vehicle manufacturer based in Ladbroke Grove, London, which was sold from 1902 for approximately one year, when the cars became known as Talbot. After the split of Clément-Gladiator in 1903, Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 20th Earl of Shrewsbury, ran the English arm "Clément-Talbot Ltd". Adolphe Clément-Bayard was the main shareholder of the company along with Talbot, A. Lucas and E. Lamberjack. After the split, both marques (Clément-Bayard and Clément-Talbot) built very similar vehicles, but in 1907 the specifications diverged.
The 16 HP Talbot engine also used in this vehicle was the first vehicle that, for the first time in the world with a conventional engine, covered 160 km/ h in 1913. This is a very original and historically important vehicle. He is in great health, runs well and is capable of serious touring at modern traffic speeds. The bodywork from Lewis is light and sporty with an easy-to-build hood should the day turn sour. It was supplied by the new firm of Caffyns of Bournemouth in June 1912. The book - "Owner's Manual", the original MOT documentation and the new owners transcript, comes with the car as do some Jersey postage stamps featuring the car. Today, these cars are found in the most important private collections. Don't hesitate - buy a car with history (added value) now, it's likely that you'll appreciate it over time.

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Has the vehicle ever been imported?

No

Is there any outstanding finance?

No

Has the vehicle ever been declared a total loss?

No

Has there ever been any major structural issues which needed work?

No

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Kaluža, Slovakia
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