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1933 Talbot AV105 Alpine Team Car Replica For Sale

Chassis number: 35376 Registration Number: AUL 533 As a Swiss, Talbot Chief Engineer, Georges Roesch, designed his cars with Alpine motoring in mind. With their combination of a strong and powerful push-rod six cylinder engine, powerful brakes, light and accurate steering and a compact, light yet sturdy chassis it is no surprise that Talbots excelled in the Alpine Trials of the 1930s, then undoubtedly the foremost long distance rally and an incredible test for both car and driver. Coupled with their successes at Le Mans, Ards and Brooklands the Talbot AV105 was clearly the most effective British sporting car of its size in the period. These successes culminated in the 1934 Alpine Trial where the famed Talbot Team of specially bodied and prepared cars, registered BGH 21, 22 and 23, got through this most arduous of events without loosing a single mark. This success has been echoed today and Talbots have been hugely successful in rallies such as the Flying Scotsman, 1000 Mile Trial, Alpine Trial and countless others. As such we are pleased to offer this example, which we have known and been involved with for many years and which unlike many replicas of the famed ‘BGH’ Team cars is based on the correct AV105 specification of vehicle and therefore is identical mechanically to those famous cars from 1934. ‘AUL 533’ started life with elegant James Young Sunshine Coupe coachwork and indeed appeared to have had a relatively gentle life with previous owners listed in the accompanying Continuation Buff Logbook as Horace Underhill, 1954 and Thomas King 1970. In 1980 it was purchased by IS Polson as a complete car in fundamentally good original order from Mr King in Surrey. At that time, the car collector Ron Horsey of Essex was searching for a high performance pre War car. Mr Horsey was a connoisseur of fine performance vehicles - his collection containing amongst other cars an AC Cobra, Porsche 911 RS Touring and Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle and he felt a Talbot Alpine Team Car would compliment his collection perfectly. He was unable to obtain one of the actual Team Cars but was able to purchase the identical complete rolling chassis of ‘AUL 533’ from IS Polson in January of 1982. A complete mechanical rebuild was carried out by IS Polson on behalf of Mr Horsey, whilst the creation of a replica Team Car body was entrusted to well known specialist Nick Jarvis, who has created more Talbot Team car bodies to a higher standard then anyone else, the final assembly work being carried out by Mr Horsey’s personal mechanic. The finished car was a favorite of Mr Horsey’s but saw little use, until in 2008 advancing years prompted Mr Horsey to return the car to IS Polson to find a new owner. The current owner has owned some of the worlds truly great motor cars - ex-Works Speed Six Bentley, Lightweight E Type Jaguar and Grand Prix Ferrari to name but a few - and it says much for the quality of this car and the AV105 model that he felt ‘AUL 533’ to be the right car to use for high speed touring. In order to achieve the most effective car possible for this the decision was made to replace the existing original iron block (offered with the car) and head with all aluminium versions as used in the AV105 competition cars during the 1931 season. These parts being newly re-manufactured by IS Polson out of the best materials available, whilst all aspects of the chassis and drive train were checked over and rebuilt where necessary to ensure the best possible driving car, as evidenced by bills on file totaling circa £100,000. At the same the body was repainted in British Racing Green. Since then the car has been used sparingly for continental touring, whilst wanting for nothing in terms of maintenance and is only for sale due to the owner having purchased a more commodious Roesch Talbot Drop Head Coupe.


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YearMakeDescription
Price
1939 Talbot 1939 Talbot Baby 4 Ltr 3 pos. Drop head Caprio Array £200000
1933 Talbot 1933 A rare and desirable Roesch Talbot AV105 sports tourer Array £136500
1933 Talbot 1933 Talbot 105 3 litre Brooklands special Array £128000
1916 Talbot 1916 Talbot 4CY 15/20 Array £78000
1912 Talbot 1912 Talbot Type 4M Array £72000
1984 Talbot 1984 Talbot Lotus Array £64500
1934 Talbot 1934 Great Touring Talbot with pre-selector Array £55000
1954 Talbot 1954 Sunbeam Talbot Roadster Array £50519
1936 Talbot 1936 Talbot 110 VDP Open Tourer Array £46950
1983 Talbot 1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus - New Restoration Array £35000
1982 Talbot 1982 TALBOT SUNBEAM LOTUS - SUPERB EXAMPLE + HISTORY RECORD PX ? Array £32950
1935 Talbot 1935 Talbot 75 Array £31500
1924 Talbot 1924 Talbot DC Array £29000
1981 Talbot 1981 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam Array £27995
1983 Talbot 1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus Array £25500
1981 Talbot 1981 TALBOT SUNBEAM LOTUS Array £21995
1980 Talbot 1980 Talbot Sunbeam ti copy Reduced Price Array £9995
1984 Talbot 1984 Samba 1.4 Cabriolet Unique Condition Array £8500
1992 Talbot 1992 Express classic motorhome Array £7500
1983 Talbot 1983 Talbot Samba Cabriolet Array £950
1926 Talbot 1926 Brian Hatton Drawing of the Talbot GPLB 1½ l Array £30
1980 Talbot 1980 Talbot Sunbeam Advert Original Array £15
1981 Talbot 1981 Original Talbot Sunbeam Lotus advert Array £15
1982 Talbot 1982 TALBOT-MATRA Murena 2200T Array £8.49
1983 Talbot 1983 TALBOT Samba Cabrio Array £2.64