TALBOT 90 1933

Registered for the first time on December 6, 1933. 6 cylinder engine 2,366 cc, four speed preselector gearbox at wheel, Fiva Id. Card.Despite many people thinking that the beginning of the succesful racing era of this British marque was related with the launch of the powerful 105 model, the Talbot 90 Sports, with its four seater pointed tail body, was really the most competitive car made by this London based company during the thirties. Another historical mistake is that some people say Talbot was French; they forget the anglosaxon creativity and the future minded engineering job of Mr. Clement Talbot, who built these fabulous cars from 1903 up to 1938, when,in facts, the South Kensington factory was sold to a French competitor. After the company started a good production and developped some technical innovations in the automobile field, such as the preselector gear-box, the six cylinders engine and the use of the wire wheels, in 1930 a big emphasis put the "90"on the market .It was produced in only 216 pieces just until the end of 1933, but it could be purchased in several different versions: tourer, saloon and sports, of course. With a modern engine, that was capable of more than 140 bhp in the racing scheme, a dozen of cars was employed to go in the most important races of the time; in the 1932 Mille Miglia, the team of Mr.Lewis and Mr.Barnard was 25th at the arrival in Brescia. Anyway, the real international success of the "90" was due to the professional aim of the Fox & Nicholl's team of Tolworth, Surrey; their famous cars in the tipical "double green" livery were 3rd and 4th at Le mans in 1930 and then they placed three cars in the first three positions of the TT and the 500 Miles race of Brooklands in 1931. Our "Talbot 90 Competition" is in its original specification with this duotone green body, it has a sound and performing engine, four comfortable green leather seats and the wonderful preselector gearbox; it's a quite famous car, as during the years it entered many important events all over Europe: Coupe des Alpes, Targa Florio and Rally Neige et Glace, just for example.

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Vintage racing sportscar certified for Mille Miglia - MBM Motorstorica s.r.l.2021-02-28
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