A 102 year Talbot Invincible that – if restored – would not be out of place on the set of Downton Abbey comes up at Fonsie Mealy’s Chatsworth fine art sale in Castlecomer on November 15 and 16. In need of much tender loving care the vintage 4CB is one of only 350 known models of its type made. Only a handful of survivors are known in the Northern Hemisphere.
Found in a barn the registration number is C.R. 1351. This was issued by the County Borough of Southampton to Brigadier General D. Brady. He registered it in Ireland on January 1, 1927. The original Irish tax book as well as the “Instruction Handbook” are included in the lot. It is estimated at 17,000-22,000.