1925 Talbot Cabrio

DC Cabriolet Saoutchik

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1925
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Lot number 
    14
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis No 49227
Engine No 59907

- Rare and original Saoutchik cabriolet
- Complete professional restoration
- Concours d'Elegance winner
- No reserve

This specific car was built as a four-seater convertible with a hood by Saoutchik in Neuilly sur Seine. It was entirely restored by the current owners in 2005. They entrusted this highly elegant bodywork's restoration, made of sheet steel and ash framework, to the excellent Marcadier workshop in Chateauneuf. It was redone meticulously, according to original manufacturing and assembly processes. The engine has been completely restored, the chassis sanded, as well as all suspension parts. The upholstery is in natural leather, the hood in Alpaca, the carpets in wool and woodwork in walnut. The bonnet's frame is original and side windows are fitted with a lever system patented by Jacques Saoutchik, including mounts engraved with the inventor's name. The windscreen system with dual-opening dial is also typical of this great coachbuilder. The door rabbets are also flanked with the coachbuilder's name and two lovely Saoutchik plates decorate the rocker panels. It is powered by a 1,597cc 4-cylinder engine and fitted with rod brakes and shock-absorbers adjustable from the inside by cable. The wired wheels with Rudge hub are fitted with 20 inches Firestone tyres. The radiator's honeycomb beam is leaking and will need to be replaced. The registration document states that the car was first registered in 1950 following an administrative error.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1925-talbot-dc-cabriolet-saoutchik-no-reserve-3980-14