The original Talbot was created to build French Clément cars from 1903, but it gradually moved into constructing its own vehicles. It became part of the Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq partnership in 1920 and forged a reputation as a builder of beautifully designed cars with true sporting prowess.
In 1935,the Rootes Group gained control and renamed the marque Sunbeam-Talbot. That should probably have been the end of Talbot, but when Peugeot took over Chrysler's European operations in 1978, it decided to resurrect the badge.
These ‘new’ Talbots included the Alpine, Horizon, Solara and Samba, but poor sales prompted Peugeot to kill off Talbot once more in 1986.