1930 Talbot A075 6-Light saloon by Darracq



Year 1930
Make Talbot
Model AO75
Transmission Manual
Exterior colour Black with pillar-box red wheels and waist moulding
Interior colour Brown leather


This Talbot is a real rarity being one of possibly just two surviving A075 18h.p cars and we believe it is the oldest surviving example. We have been instructed by a local client to sell the car on his behalf having been in ownership for the last 14 years. The body was fitted by Darracq on the 18th August 1930 and was delivered on the 18th Sep to Pass & Joyce Ltd. The 75 was introduced in 1930 and benefitted from an enlarged engine with 2.3 litres compared to the earlier 14/45 cars which had just 1.7 litre engines. The 75 was produced with various coachwork options up until 1935 and it was produced at the same time as its big brothers such as the '90', '105' and '110'.

This car began its life in London where it remained throughout the war. The history file in fact has a very detailed summary of all custodians right up to the present day which is rather nice to have and previous owners have taken the time to research the car to ensure it has a comprehensive history.

In the 80s/90s we believe it was subject to a long 15 year restoration which entailed a new head gasket, new Hertford shock absorbers, springs re-set, various aspects of the leather interior trim have been renewed to the original pattern, and the car was re-wired. This is some 30 plus years ago and the car now is sporting a number of imperfections, minor bubbling in various areas and some minor dents on the nearside rear wing. The interior is lovely and clearly it has had a new headlining at some point and the seat leather is generally in good condition. The front seat has some repairs that have been made to the passenger seat squab. The wood is all in nice condition and has been refurbished at some point in its life. Overall the interior can be described as excellent and even the carpets look very nice. You also benefit from a large sliding roof when the sun comes out

It has been in storage for the last 8 years and we have got the car running well and the brakes are also working well. The car literally starts on the button and you almost cannot hear it as the pre-engaged starter whisks the engine into life almost instantly! There is a lovely exhaust note and plenty of power available from the 2.3 litre engine so lots of scope for good runs out and attending shows etc. We have only driven it around our comple, but it seems to run well. Further recommissioning will be required as the Dynostarter is not presently charging and the exhaust downpipe in the engine bay is leaking a bit.

The history file includes the original buff logbook from when it was registered in 1930 and there are also several continuation logbooks which help to complete the history. In addition there is the original 'Handbook of Instructions' along with lots of written correspondence between previous custodians discussing the history of the car.

The car has huge potential and great presence, it is a very rare piece of motoring history that now needs a new custodian to maintain its preservation and use it as intended.

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