Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1929
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    GB
  • Chassis number 
    26803
  • Engine number 
    5759
  • Lot number 
    92
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

A masterpiece that saved the Talbot company upon its introduction in 1926, the 14/45 model bristled with novel features including flywheel fans, 'knitting needle' pushrods, knife-edge rockers and a 'bathtub' head resulting in 45bhp and 65mph top speed. Marketed as 'Britain's safest car', it would lead to the illustrious 75, 90, 105 and 110 models.

First registered to Lord Hugh Beresford of Ireland as a gift for his 21st Birthday, this rare Weymann Coupe (the club knows of only two others) is believed to have been used by the Home Guard as a mobile observation post during the Second World War. After the death of the previous keeper of 27 years, it was acquired by the vendor and subjected to a mechanical overhaul. In 2015, it received new piston rings, valves and a battery whilst the Dynostart has also been overhauled. Costing £425 when new, this rare survivor is offered with a collection of invoices, original instruction manual, period photographs and current V5C document. Finished in black with a brown interior, 'UW 2200' is described as being in 'very original, oily rag' condition.