Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1937
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Bare metal
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 1st December 2009
Here we have another of Peter Gregory’s Atalanta projects – this time a Talbot-powered sports racer with a rakishly low aluminium two-seater body. Quoted in the ‘Trees’ column of the June issue of Thoroughbred & Classic Cars, a Mr John Bland wrote in with details of an example that had been fitted with a Talbot 105 engine and gearbox. He recalled that "during the 1950s I sold to a Mr MacQuaker a ‘105’ Talbot with a special open tourer body, registration ‘AXK 800’. Subsequently Mr MacQuaker acquired an RGS Atalanta chassis less engine and gearbox.
To this chassis he fitted the Talbot engine and pre-selector gearbox. Bland went on to state "I then modified the Talbot gearbox to allow for the open prop-shaft required for the RGS and I also did various other work on the car. Mr MacQuaker then transferred the Talbot’s registration number (AXK 800) to this vehicle. I last heard o