Ever fancied yourself owning a unique classic car that no one else on the planet owns? Well, it’s easier said than done since, first, you’ll have to find someone that owns it and, second, they have to be willing to sell it too. Not an easy task, but it just so happens we may have found one that’s going to be auctioned off at the Historics at the Brooklands on December 4th.

The car is a 1932 Talbot 14/65 Boat Tail Tourer and is the only one of its kind in the world. The car is completely hand-built using 3”x1/4” planks of noble Honduran mahogany to constitute the car’s custom wooden body, which in case you still haven’t noticed, takes the shape of a little boat, hence the name ‘Boat Tail’. The 1932 Talbot also has a steel chassis with a 1.7-liter six-cylinder engine that, from what we’ve heard, still works like a charm.

As for the interior, it comes with a bench seat that was pretty standard for classics this old. The Talbot’s interior also has been given a black leather treatment with some decorative styling added for better aesthetics.

Since it’s going to be auctioned at a pretty prestigious event at the Historics at Brooklands, you can expect this one-of-a-kind classic to fetch some serious bidding. The starting price is around £30,000 – about $50,000 – but considering it’s rarity, we won’t be surprised if the bid goes well over triple of what the starting price is.


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  (276) posted on 10.21.2011

The auction will start at $50,000 which means that it it’ll cost higher as time goes by. I guess, this car will be finalize at hundred dollars. It is cute and this car can be moved to a museum or can be put on a garage for a show-off.

  (612) posted on 12.1.2010

Are they serious? $50k for this car? Dang, wish I had the funds. I’d snag that beauty in a NY min.

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