The ex-works, Mike Couper, Alpine Cup-winning, Brooklands starring,1934 Talbot AV105 'Alpine Racer'  Chassis no. 38706 Engine no. 110BG34 Tim Scofield
1934 TALBOT AV105 ALPINE RACER
Sold for £1,379,100 in London, Sunday 30 November 2014 A world record for a Talbot sold at auction

Art Market Review

Issue 9, July - December 2014

Page 48

In its day, this imposing car, known by its registration number 'BGH 23', was the outstanding British sports touring car and the ultimate Talbot development of the vision of the company's Swiss-born chief engineer, Georges Roesch. Of all the works and works-supported team sports cars that he conceived and developed to perfection, 'BGH 23' is the only one which raced with the much more potent 3.3-litre '110' six-cylinder engine fitted by the factory in period. By 1938, 'BGH 23' was regarded as, demonstrably, the world's fastest road touring car. The ultimate expression of the big four-seat, British sports-racing car, it proved itself an amazingly capable all-rounder, competing in a public road rally one weekend, and then winning track races at Brooklands the next. After every event this great car was driven home again on the public road.

Tim Schofield
Director of Motoring

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