Sunbeam-Talbot and Alpine in Detail, 1938-1957, Hardback Book

Sunbeam-Talbot and Alpine in Detail, 1938-1957 Hardback


Sunbeam-Talbot was a marque created by the Rootes brothers in 1938, following their acquisition of the British arm of Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq.

The cars were derived from contemporary Hillmans and Humbers with a more glamorous and sporting flavor.

The post-war cars in particular had great success in rallying with great names like Stirling Moss and Sheil van Damm among the drivers for what was effectively the first-ever works rally team.

The latest addition to the "In Detail" series covers all the models from the 1938 Ten to the Sunbeam Alpine of the mid-1950s.

It features The Rootes Group in the 1930s; The Talbot 10; Sunbeam-Talbot 10 & 2 Litre; The 3 & 4 Litre; The 80 and 90; 90 MkII, MkIIA and Sunbeam MkIII; The Alpine; and, the Competition Story.

This is the first book on a family of cars now emerging as true post-war classics.

Specially commissioned color photography, in detail, of eight outstanding examples including Stirling Moss' Alpine Rally-winning car.

The author is a renowned British motor industry archivist with a deserved reputation for unstinting thoroughness and accuracy.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 80 full colour photographs, 150 b+w photographs
  • Publisher: Herridge & Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Motor cars: general interest
  • ISBN: 9781906133139



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