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1937 Talbot 3-Litre "garage find"
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Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:30 am    Post subject: 1937 Talbot 3-Litre "garage find" Reply with quote

Morning all,

Many months of sporadic negotiations led to the following pre-war gem being added to the OCC garage, a 1937 Talbot 3-Litre, just a week after the Morris 8 of the same year arrived on the scene.

The plan had never been to buy two pre-war saloons, but as negotiations on the Talbot had appeared to have ended without a deal, I looked elsewhere and agreed to take on the Morris. Then I heard back that my offer on the Talbot was, in fact, now acceptable, so the only logical thing to do was buy that too (which is why the Volvo's no longer here!).

I love these old garage finds and barn finds, so I couldn't really resist this very original survivor, which had been parked since 1976.



The plan is to tinker away with this one in the background, while I get on with the Morris. I'd like to get it running though, just to see how well or not it runs. With that known I can then decide on a plan of action. Plus it's not exactly light to push!

I uploaded a short video about is this morning, covering its acquisition and extraction from the garage it'd known since 1962!

https://youtu.be/E-W6f_8-YCY

RJ
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb....thanks for sharing...I have subscribed, but I'm not too sure what that really means?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, good find! Very impressive machine. Can we peek under the bonnet sometime soon even though you’re waiting to start working on it?
Regards, Joe
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:
Superb....thanks for sharing...I have subscribed, but I'm not too sure what that really means?


It means you should get a notification when subsequent vids are uploaded. Not sure if you get an email, or just a pop-up when you next visit Youtube.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PapaJoe wrote:
Oh, good find! Very impressive machine. Can we peek under the bonnet sometime soon even though you’re waiting to start working on it?
Regards, Joe


It will be done Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much envy - a fine machine!

I have a brochure for the Sunbeam-Talbot 4-litre, this car's younger, but larger, sister; it's a seriously expensive production, with wonderful illustrations and embossed gold foil on the cover.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeC wrote:
Much envy - a fine machine!

I have a brochure for the Sunbeam-Talbot 4-litre, this car's younger, but larger, sister; it's a seriously expensive production, with wonderful illustrations and embossed gold foil on the cover.


That sounds great, I've seen brochures for the 3-Litre so I might indulge in one, once my wallet's recovered.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fabulous find Rick. Looks like a real quality car in its day.
My father had a late pre war Talbot Ten which was sold to finance me so I never got to see it but it was a much admired car. Looking forward to seeing much more of this.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A magnificent car, Rick. A fantastic find.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful car. A prewar car I would love to own.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful Rick.

Superb find and what patina.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
Beautiful Rick.

Superb find and what patina.


You're a Rootes man, is this Talbot related to a contemporary Humber? I'm sure that I read something somewhere. The engine is a 3.2 straight six sv.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your 3-litre Talbot was basically a Hillman Hawk, and the 4-litre was a Humber Snipe. Both engines were variants on the original Humber 3 1/2 litre engine.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeC wrote:
Your 3-litre Talbot was basically a Hillman Hawk, and the 4-litre was a Humber Snipe. Both engines were variants on the original Humber 3 1/2 litre engine.


That's useful to know thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great find! Looks nicely preserved both inside and out. Will look forward to her progress.

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