1923 Clement-Talbot 10-23

Lot: 111

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 1.074L 1923 Clement-Talbot 10-23 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 78 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A rare opportunity to acquire a remarkable twenties' Talbot...


  • A Talbot L10/23 four-seat, all-weather open tourer built by Clement-Talbot (London) Ltd
  • Fitted with the 1074cc-23hp engine and first registered on the 29th of June 1923
  • 8 owners in total and appears to have travelled 58,500 miles in its lifetime
  • Driven down to Monte Carlo in the sixties. Featured in the 1969 comic caper "Monte Carlo or Bust"
  • Accompanied by a plethora of receipts and information including its 'Buff' logbook and new style V5


Lot Details

Registration: XO 3815 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1923 Engine size: 1.074L
Make: Clement-Talbot Odometer reading (miles): 0
Model: 10-23 MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 16448

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 78 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


The Paint work is in a condition that reflects the age of the car. It has no doubt, been repainted at some point in its life. Some cracks in the black paint on the wings and running boards. All bright work is in good condition with no damage. The Hood is in good condition and the mechanism operates as it should. There are no side screens.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The interior is finished in a beige vinyl that was fitted in the sixties. It is in good condition with no rips or tears. The dashboard is complete and all of the instruments function as they should.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


The engine runs well and doesn't smoke or have any other obvious faults. it is commensurate with the age of the vehicle


Gears: Drive-shaft:


All the gears can be selected with no trouble and the car drives well

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


All of the running gear appears to be in good condition with no obvious faults.


Minor: Major:


All electrical components function.

Vehicle History


Still going well. The car took part in the Kop Hill Climb last year and made 4 successful ascents of the hill.

The Talbot's first registered keeper was a Captain T L Keen, who ran the vehicle up until 1941, at which point the it was put into storage. The Captain subsequently passed away and the title went to his niece, a Miss Opitz, who duly sold it on to The Marquess of Aylesbury in 1954. From here the car was exported to Jersey in 1959 and was licensed as J22478, before, some two years later in 1961, returning to England. In the late sixties, the car was driven all the way down through France to Monte Carlo to take part as an 'extra' in the 1969 comic caper "Monte Carlo or Bust". This amazing car has had seven owners in total and appears to have travelled a mere 58,500 miles in its lifetime. It's accompanied by a plethora of receipts and associated information which does include the coveted Buff Log book along with the new style V5. The car is in generally splendid condition for a vehicle of this nature. It doesn't appear to have been restored but has obviously had a bit of paint from time to time and new trim when required. The wheels and tyres are fine, the hood covering and running boards look fairly new, and there are lots of well-detailed period features. Within the file, there are service manuals, an instruction book, and a manual for the Zenith Carburettor.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history