1908 Talbot, model type 4T was nicknamed ‘474’
Off the Beaten Track Collection.; PictureNT; PictureNT
1908 Dutton – Aunger, Talbot, model type 4T was nicknamed ‘474’ (it’s SA Registration Number). It was built by Clement Talbot Limited in London, it has a 4 cylinder 25 hp motor, weighed 1280kg and had a wheelbase of 9ft 8in and a track of 4ft. 7in. It had a cruising speed of around 75km/h (45mph).
20 August 1908, when Harry Dutton and Murray Aunger drove into Darwin, they had made history as the first people to drive across the Australian continent. They had set out on their journey 51days earlier on the 30th June 1908 from Adelaide. It was a remarkable feat considering that they crossed deserts, negotiated creeks and rivers and even escaped a bushfire in their 25hp Talbot. In fifty one days the car traveled 3250 kilometers (2100 miles) with an average daily distance of 64 kilometers per day. Incredibly, the car only suffered three punctures over the entire journey. One Hundred years later '474' did the trip in style on board a trailer.
parliamentary buildings; motor vehicles; Talbot (cars)
72ppi ; 14.5Mb.
1 photograph : digital, col. ; 92 x 69 cm.
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http://motor.history.sa.gov.au/collections/veteran-vehicles/talbot; http://motor.history.sa.gov.au/collections/veteran-vehicles/talbot [Off the beaten track]
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