1927 Talbot Darracq or Bugatti childs car

Nicely made childs car in fibreglass and wood; super proportions; part completed project; dismantled petrol engine included but ideal for electrification

Styled on a GP Talbot Darracq from the late 1920s (with a whiff of Bugatti thrown in for good measure), this superb scale build is made of glass fibre and wood and is both stiff and strong and looks well able to take the weight of a large child.

The steering wheel is removable for ease of entry and it has belt drive to the rear axle which looks to be where the build stopped. It has an embryonic disc brake on the rear too and a box of useful bits which will assist with completion. The steering is partly in place but needs a bit more work too.

The builder had intended to fit a small petrol engine, but in its current state it would be an ideal candidate for an electric conversion - perhaps using a motor/controller and power pack from a motability scooter - anyway, that will be the choice of its new owner.

The proportions work very well and it appears to have been well engineered. If you have a workshop, ambition and some straightforward build skills, this could easily be finished off to your own specification and make a super centre-piece or present for your favourite Grandchild (although of course you shouldn't have favourites!)

Documents: None

For more information - contact matthew.parkin@brightwells.com

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £1,250-1,750

Lot 71

Lot ended

Wednesday 16/02/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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