Clement-Talbot vehicles were sold in Britain by Lord Talbot and engineered in France by Adolphe Clement. British assembly from imported components began in 1904, and British designed Talbots appeared from 1907. From 1908 a new L-head engine by Clement-Bayard was used in British Talbots. The first six cylinder engine was given in 1910 to a 20hp car. The British A. Darracq and Company bought out Clement-Talbot in 1919 and Sunbeam in 1920 to form Sunbeam Talbot Darracq. But the Darracq name was soon to vanish except as a badge on French-built Talbot cars sold in Britain from 1922.
Clement-De Dion 1898 Phaetonnet
Clement-De dion 1898 Phaetonnet. Powered by 269cc De Dion Bouton engine in a car built by Adolphe Clement (later of Clement-Talbot)
Clement-Panhard Type VCP 1900 Phaeton
Clement-Panhard Type VCP 1900 Phaeton. Adolphe Clement ran the Gladiator works at Levallois-sur-Seine where early tricycles and quadricycles were made. The front-engined cars using engines from Aster, De Dion and Panhard. The Clement-Panhard was designed after Levassor left Panhard et Levassor and produced by Clement (who was on the board of Panhard et Levassor). This car was not exactly innovative, having centre pivoted steering, and a rear-mounted engine. Some 500 were made. Clement-Talbots were sold from 1902 in London and were at first re-badged Clement-Bayards from France, but by 1904 only the engines for Clement-Talbots were imported from France. From 1908 Clement-Talbot started manufacture of its own engine, in fact an L-head designed by Clement-Bayard. Clement-Talbot was bought out by Darracq in 1919 and Clemente-Bayard sold his French factory to Citroen
Talbot 6AS 1910 Roi de Belge
Talbot 6AS 1910 Roi de Belge, powered by 25hp 3.6-litre inline six cylinder engine. This car is fitted with a Roi de Belge touring body
Talbot 6CT 1913 20hp Tourer
Talbot 6CT 1913 20hp Tourer. Powered by 3,614cc inline six. This 6CT carries a Belfast-built Tourer body
Talbot 15hp 1914
Talbot 15hp 1914, powered by 2,610cc 4-cylinder engine.
Talbot Type CT2K 1904 front
Talbot Type CT2K 1904, 2,042cc 9/11hp flat twin engine
Talbot Type CT2K 1904
Talbot Type CT2K 1904, 2,042cc engine. Fitted with a rear entry Tonneau body