10th Anniversary Grand Summer Sale
Horton Road, Datchet
SATURDAY 18th JULY 2020
1936 TALBOT TEN SPORTS TOURER
|Odometer reading||18,500 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
Introduced in 1936, the Clement-Talbot 10hp was promoted as 'Britain's most exclusive light car'. A product of the Rootes Group, the newcomer was based on a modified Hillman Aero Minx chassis. The Clement-Talbot and then the Sunbeam Motor Car Company businesses fell into the hands of Rootes in 1935 and the new owner's strategy was clearly to use the prestige of the Talbot name for selling larger numbers of lower priced cars. The Rootes' Talbot Ten was one of the first products of the Rootes strategy which intended to open Talbot's planned shift down-market and add a genuine small car to its proposed range. A star of the 1936 Motor Show, it was a lengthened Hillman Aero Minx with a stronger chassis that was updated at short notice by Talbot's Georges Roesch and rebadged, so adding another variant to the existing middle market saloon, the Hillman Minx.
Reviewers described the car as an attractive refined and well-equipped small car.