1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172

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1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project
Registration no. 842 YUE Chassis no. 85172

Sold for £ 12,375 (US$ 15,051) inc. premium
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project
Registration no. 842 YUE
Chassis no. 85172
Odometer Reading: N/A
Mot Expiry: Exempt

Owned and campaigned by Karl Ludvigsen
*Largely complete set of spares
*Extensive history


On the dissolution of the Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq combine in 1935, automobile engineer Major AF 'Tony' Lago bought the Darracq factory at Suresnes and continued production, selling his cars as Darracqs in the UK and Talbots in France. The revitalized marque embraced both sports car and Grand Prix racing, and in 1937 achieved victories in the French Grand Prix and the Tourist Trophy; from then onwards it was an uphill struggle against the state-subsidized might of the German and Italian opposition. There were, however, many notable successes in the immediate post-war years, including three Grand Prix wins for French Champion Louis Rosier.
This T120 has a fascinating history and is a truly exciting project to be returned to the road, the car was restored in France before returning to England, unfortunately the car was damaged when competing in a rally in Wales. The car has since been repaired accordingly and is ready to be restored to its former glory. Fitted with the lovely 3-litre engine coupled with a Wilson pre-selector gearbox, this T120 would provide an engaging and speedy driving experience. The car is accompanied with bills through the 80s, 90s and 2000s and a V5 document.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 20/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 5/25
    Body Work: 1
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 1
    Glass: 1
    Paint: 1
    Wheels/Tyres: 1

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 4/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 1
    Headlining: 1
    Seats: 1
    Trim: 1

    ENGINE TOTAL: 4/20
    Mechanical components: 1
    Running: 1
    Starting: 1
    Under Bonnet: 1

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 4/20
    Axles: 1
    Brakes: 1
    Gearbox/Clutch: 1
    Suspension: 1

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 2/10
    Ancillary components: 1
    Main components: 1

    Car History File: 3

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this lot comes with a large assortment of original and new spares, photos of which are on file.
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1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
1934 Talbot Lago T120 Baby Project  Chassis no. 85172
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