1939 Talbot Baby T15 Cabriolet60.000-120.000 EUR - Estimate
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French title
Chassis no. 191245
Engine no. 150461
- Elegant body design
- Car driven regularly
- Older, high-quality restoration

Reference Number 629672

as of 10/15/2020

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Car 1939 Talbot Baby T15 Cabriolet
VIN 191245 
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Known History

In 1922, Talbot-Darracq's cars were re-branded 'Talbot'. The firm built prestigious 15 and 24hp models, which succeeded the Darracqs with their sleeve-valved engines. In 1934, Anthony Talbot took over the factories, then in a difficult position. The strikes due to the great financial crisis had severely affected the company's cash flow. Nonetheless, Talbot developed a full range of touring cars, while remaining very active in competition. In 1936, the T15 Baby made its appearance, with a 2.7-litre six-cylinder engine. The Baby presented here dates from 1939 and was acquired by its current owner in 2016. He wanted to replace his Mercedes 300 SL 'Gullwing', which we sold at RÚtromobile that year, with a convertible with room for his grandchildren.

This attractive cabriolet was evidently the subject of an older restoration some 30 years ago. The paintwork has therefore aged nicely, while the interior is simply patinated, with attractive burgundy leather seats and carpets. The engine starts and runs very well and will be serviced before sale. The manual gearbox also works well. The car is in good overall condition and will delight a collector who wants to drive the car and take it on long trips.