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Initially, Talbot built French Clément cars from 1903, but gradually moved into constructing its own machines. It became a member of the Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq partnership in 1920 and forged a reputation as a builder of comprehensively-engineered cars with considerable sporting prowess. However, in 1935, the Rootes Group gained control and renamed the marque as Sunbeam-Talbot.
That should probably have been the end of the name in its own right but, when Peugeot took over what remained of Rootes in 1978, it decided to resurrect the badge in the UK. These ‘new’ Talbot models included the Alpine, Horizon, Solara and Samba but poor sales prompted Peugeot to kill off Talbot once more in 1986.