Talbot Car Reviews and Road Tests

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Talbot Car Company

Originally set up to import French Clément cars into England, Talbot soon began manufacture in its own right. Combined with Darracq and Sunbeam to form STD motors in 1920. Enjoyed success with designs by Swiss born Georges Roesch, credited with the 10/23 model in 1923. STD collapsed in 1935, Talbot and Sunbeam being purchased by the Rootes group, their names mostly used to adorn upmarket Hillmans. The Marque was briefly revived by Peugeot-Citroën.

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Talbot 14/45  

Talbot 14/45

1926 - 1935
The respected firm of Clement Talbot Ltd. was having a pretty tough time through the early vintage years. Apart from an endearing 8 h.p. baby car they made nothing that was anything but ordinary. Things had been different. From 1910 to 1914 Talbot's Kensington factory turned out some of England's finest cars. More>>
Talbot Matra Murena  

Talbot Matra Murena

1980 - 1983
After seven years the Matra-Simca Bagheera gave way to a new mid-engined coupe model, but PSA (overlords of Peugeot, Citroen, and Talbot) had by then killed off the name Simca, and used the name of its troubled Talbot marque to grace their new three-seater. More>>
Talbot Solara

Talbot Solara

1980 - 1985
Talbot, ex-Sunbeam/Simca, supplemented its rather sparse range with a 'notchback' derivative of the 1510 (ex-1307 /1308), providing a saloon car with a separate lockable luggage compartment in line with several other manufacturers. More>>
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