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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Automobiles Darracq France page on 8 November 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Automobiles Darracq France was a manufacturer of motor vehicles and aero engines in Suresnes, near Paris. The enterprise, known at first as A Darracq et Cie, was founded in 1896 by successful businessman Alexandre Darracq.

In 1902 he sold his new business to a privately held English company named A Darracq and Company Limited, taking a substantial shareholding and a directorship himself. He continued to run the business from Paris but was obliged to retire to the Côte d'Azur in 1913 following years of difficulties that brought his business into very hazardous financial circumstances. He had introduced an unproven unorthodox engine in 1911 which proved a complete failure yet he neglected Suresnes' popular conventional products. France then entered the first World War.

in 1916 ownership of the Suresnes business was transferred to Darracq S.A. In 1922 Darracq's name was dropped from its products and this business was renamed Talbot S.A. Initially its products were branded Darracq-Talbot and then just Talbot. The London parent company suffered a financial collapse during the great depression and in 1935 Talbot S.A. was acquired by investors led by managing director, Antonio Lago.


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1924 Darracq Brooklyn Speedster 1924 Brooklyn Speedster
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1924 Darracq Brooklyn Speedster 1924 Brooklyn Speedster
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2018 Woodstock on the Square Benefit Car Show
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1924 Darracq Brooklyn Speedster 1924 Brooklyn Speedster
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2018 Woodstock on the Square Benefit Car Show
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1924 Darracq Brooklyn Speedster 1924 Brooklyn Speedster
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2018 Woodstock on the Square Benefit Car Show
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
March-April 1972Letters: More About DarracqJerry E. Gebby
Grant H. Taylor


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