Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1957
  • Automobiltyp 
    Saloon
  • Lenkung 
    LHD
  • Zustand 
    Used
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Black
  • Innenfarbe 
    Other
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Other
  • Getriebe 
    Manual
  • Antrieb 
    2wd
  • Kraftstoff 
    Petrol

Beschreibung

In the world of Iron Curtain vehicles, Czechoslovakia's Tatra stands out from the rest of the badge-engineered Third World cars. Founded in 1850 as a producer of horse-drawn carriages, Tatra eventually branched out into railroad cars. Then, inspired by the purchase of a 1897 Benz, Tatra showcased its first vehicle in Vienna. Austrian engineer Hans Ledwinka involvement with that car led to Tatra's introduction of the Type A in 1900. This time, Hans was completely responsible for its engineering and design.

However, Ledwinka's crowning achievement was 1933's Tatra T77, an aerodynamic, rear-engined sedan built on a tube-steel chassis. More notable features were a 3.4-liter air-cooled V-8 with overhead valves and hemispherical heads, independent suspension, and liberal use of lightweight magnesium alloys for the motor, suspension, and body. In 1946, Tatra's production was nationalized, and two years later the Communists took over.

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