1936 Talbot Lago T120

T120 coach

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1936
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    85493
  • Lot number 
    4
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Fuel type 
    Other

Description

Unregistered

- Elegant design
- 3-liter six-cylinder engine
- Beautiful and well preserved upholstery
- No reserve

This Talbot sedan has a nice, slim and sleek body, with a long bonnet concealing a 3-liter six-cylinder OHV engine, developing 90bhp, at a time when most passenger cars could barely manage 40bhp. It was a new engine developed by Walter Becchia, upon the request of Antony Lago, technical director of the manufacturer. This car thus reflects the sporting reputation of the brand and its interior is there to testify: brown leather seats which are still well preserved, a dashboard featuring lovely Jaeger instruments, with the speedometer calibrated up to 160 km/h, the tachometer with zone marked to 4250rpm (red was still not in vogue then), which was fast enough for the time and the odometer showing 31,434 kilometers. The car has a Wilson pre-selector gear box, which the command on the left of the steering wheel, and you can read the plaque of a former owner: "Mr. Bouin Guerin Minotier, Crèche, 25". An old registration - 514 AV 7 - can also be seen.
The car seems to be overall in a sound and complete condition, and will appeal to an enthusiast who will be able to appreciate this beautiful car's understated sportiness.