The caur made its first appearance at the Lunnon Motor Show in 1926. At this stage it wis formally named accordin tae its fiscal an actual horsepouer as the Talbot 14-45. The sax cylinder ingine displaced a volume o 1,665 cc an wis the basis for aw Talbot ingines till the Rootes takeover in 1935.
The ingine was repeatedly bored oot further, givin rise tae a succession o performance improvements. Throughout these developments, the exterior dimensions o the original 14-45 ingine block remained unchanged, housomeivver.
The 1930 Lunnon Motor Show saw the debut o the 20-70 model, bore an stroke baith being increased tae give an ingine capacity increased tae 2,276 cc. In this form the caur wis later cawed simply the Talbot 70 or 75. Hichter compression ratios an pouer increases followed.
An increase in the ingine capacity, still athoot ony change tae the exterior dimensions o the ingine block, yieldit a cylinder displacement o 2,969 cc for the iconic Talbot 105 model. In 1931 fower 105s wur tuned to=ae provide a reportit 119 bhp, at 4,800 rpm. In "Brooklands trim" further tunin an in increased compression ratio o 10:1 gave rise tae a claimed 125 bhp.
The Talbot acquired its fame on the racin circuits, featurin prominently at Brooklands on the sooth-wastren fringes o Lunnon. In 1932 Talbot pulled oot o racin, but a major Talbot dealer named Warwick Wright successfully ran a team o three 105s that year, an ither teams operatit bi dealers an enthusiasts continued tae race the caurs at least till 1938.