For our Sunday Classic of the Day we revisit Gavin McGuire Classics based in Tandridge in Surrey. Gavin's stock list has an eclectic mix of vehicles from Veteran to Classic and today we have chosen this little gem
TALBOT LAGO 2.7 Litre BABY
This very rare car was was clearly very expensive when it was new and if you look closely at the quality of design and construction as well as the trim and detailing you can see that nobody was going round the Talbot Lago works complaining that things should not be included because they were too expensive! It is powered by Lago's 120 bhp 2.7 litre four cylinder twin cam hemispherical combustion chamber engine which is mated to a Wilson preselector gearbox so it has got plenty of power and it has decent handling and brakes to match so it's ideally suited for comfortable long distance cruising. It has a comprehensive set of Jaeger instrumentation and some very period-looking controls all set in painted metal dashboard as you might expect from a French car of this period plus a sprung steering wheel which is a work of art in its own right! By the way I have a copy of an Automobile Magazine road test of this actual car which has more pictures as well as a brief history of its development - I can e-mail this to you if you are interested in learning more. This is a rare opportunity to buy into the Talbot Lago marque which should not be missed! '
Source: Gavin McGuire
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|Engine type||naturally aspirated petrol|
(164.337 cu in)
|Bore × Stroke||88 × 73.8 mm
3.46 × 2.91 in
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
|maximum power output||110 PS (108 bhp) (81 kW)
at 4500 rpm
|Specific output||40.1 bhp/litre
0.66 bhp/cu in
|maximum torque||216 Nm (159 ft·lb) (22 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
|Specific torque||80.21 Nm/litre
|Fuel system||2 Solex 36 PBJC carburettors|
|Gearbox||4speed Wilson Preselect|
|The Talbot-Lago Baby is a sedan/saloon with 4 doors and a front mounted
engine which transmits its power through the rear wheels.|
Its 2.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, 6 cylinder unit that develops 108 bhp (110 PS/81 kW) of power at 4500 rpm, and maximum torque of 216 N·m (159 lb·ft/22 kgm) at 3000 rpm.
This power is transmitted to the wheels through a 4 speed Wilson Preselect gearbox.
Stated kerb weight is 1670 kg.