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Talbot heads the way - Preview: Barons, Sandown Park, UK. 26 July

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Talbot emerges from 16-year restoration to go under the hammer at Barons in July...

Among the early entries for Barons’ sale at Sandown Park in July are a 1934 Talbot AX65 with Darracq body that has emerged from a 16-year restoration, and two very glamorous machines – a 1965 Mercedes 300SE Fintail saloon and a 1957 Oldsmobile 88 Golden Rocket convertible.

The 1934 Talbot was acquired by the vendor in 1994 in a dismantled state, and was rebuilt over a 16-year period, being finally completed in August 2010, when it was MoT tested for the first time in 43 years. Finished in green over black with green hide interior, the
car is said to be in superb mechanical order and is described as being in lovely original condition, apart from the black wings, which have been repainted. As it has only covered around 40 miles since being completed, it will require ‘running in'. Estimate £10,000-£12,000.

Another notable early entry is the fabulous and very rare 1965 Mercedes-Benz 300SE fintail saloon. This immaculate and glamorous example of the ‘forgotten flagship’ of the Mercedes range would be a most comfortable and stylish participant in classic road tours. It has covered some 55,000 miles from new and has won a number of concours awards. It is offered complete with extensive documentation, including the road map showing the route the car took through Europe in 1965 as it made its way from the Mercedes-Benz factory in Germany to the UK. Estimate: £14,000-£16,000.

American glamour comes in the form of a car that’s exceptionally rare in the UK - a 1957 Oldsmobile 88 Golden Rocket convertible. This splendid example of the third-generation of the model that dominated NASCAR is all curvy lines and chrome, with eye-catching red and white paintwork. Estimate: £25,000-£35,000

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