1938 Sunbeam-Talbot  10hp Drop Head Coupé  Chassis no. 5216

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Lot 572
1938 Sunbeam-Talbot 10hp Drop Head Coupé
Coachwork by E D Abbott Ltd Registration no. DUR 181 Chassis no. 5216

Sold for £ 11,500 (US$ 15,763) inc. premium
1938 Sunbeam-Talbot 10hp Drop Head Coupé
Coachwork by E D Abbott Ltd

Registration no. DUR 181
Chassis no. 5216

Footnotes

  • A short-lived make created following Rootes' acquisition of both Sunbeam and Talbot, Sunbeam-Talbot's name first appeared on a car - the 10hp Sports Saloon - in 1938. The latter had been first introduced as the Talbot 10 at the 1935 Motor Show and was based on a lengthened version of the Hillman Aero Minx's under-slung chassis. Hailed by its makers as 'Britain's Most Exclusive Light Car', the new Sunbeam-Talbot Ten had been re-engineered by Chief Designer Georges Roesch, whose brief had been to extract more power from the engine and provide sufficient room for four passengers, objectives achieved by moving the engine and gearbox forward by 3½" and equipping the Minx motor with an aluminium-alloy cylinder head. The Talbot Ten's pillar-less, two-door, fastback body was inspired by that produced by coachbuilders Cresta for the Minx, and would be replaced in 1938 on its Sunbeam-Talbot successor by a revised four-door design with increased boot space.
    This rare coachbuilt Sunbeam-Talbot Drop Head Coupé is presented in generally good condition, though the rear boot will need a lick of paint. The car benefits from a recently renewed interior, and a new battery, while the hood is in good condition. Described by the vendor as 'driving well', it is offered with some old MoTs, sundry bills, a V5C document, and a Certificate of Vehicle Authenticity.
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1938 Sunbeam-Talbot  10hp Drop Head Coupé  Chassis no. 5216
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