Clement-Talbot was a early British car made in France, and taken over by Darracq just after the Great war. Then there was an amalgamation with Sunbeam in the early 1920's to form the Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq concern. In the mid 1930's Darracq was sold off to Antonio Lago, and cars he built were sold as Darracq in the UK and Talbot in France. Post war the Darracq name disappeared and the cars were Talbot-Lago. Grand Prix cars had been built prewar but they were outclassed, but post war the new built cars were a regular feature and won three Grand Prix, they won LeMans in 1951, second in 1952 and should have won in 1953 . . . Their road cars (Record) were high quality and expensive, the 4 1/2 litre engines being an iron version of their Grand Prix engine, but the big engines were massively taxed in France. By 1955 a smaller 2.5 litre engine was made for the new 2500 Sport with 2+2 body, and the usual preselecor gearbox. After 1957 this car had the V8 BMW engine fitted and called the "America". Simca took over the concern and the final 10 cars were fitted with Simcas Vedette V8.