1950 Tatra 600

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1950
  • Mileage 
    52 600 mi / 84 652 km
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Country VAT 
    AU
  • Lot number 
    575
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Silver
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1950 Tatra 600 Tatraplan
Year: 1950
Make: Tatra
Model: 600 Tatraplan
Body: 4-Door LHD
Odometer: Indicating 52,600 miles
Engine: Air cooled 'Flat 4-cylinder' 2L
Transmission: Manual
Colour: Silver/Red
Description/extras:
- Factory Left Hand Drive
- A rarity in this condition
- Low production numbers
- 52,600 Miles showing on odometer
- Import approval

Founded in 1850 Czech vehicle manufacturer Tatra is the second oldest company in the world producing cars with an unbroken history only surpassed by French automaker Peugeot.
A time capsule of forward-thinking design is the 1950 Tatra 600 'Tatraplan'. Sought after for its luxury at the time, it was both expensive and exclusive to the wealthiest Czechoslovakians.

With its unusual exterior and drivetrain layout, it remained highly sought after and with limited production is highly desirable and collectible today. The Tatra 600 was the predecessor of the 603 model - released as a V8. It's believed that only 6342 'T-600' examples were produced.

Powered by an air cooled 'Flat 4-cylinder' 2L engine with twin carburetion and a 4-speed manual transmission. Designed with a streamlined 6-seat fastback saloon body with frontal suicide doors and a drag coefficient of just 0.32 far exceeded other vehicles of the time. From the release of the Tatra 97 and -its predecessor, this Tatra 600 proved superior in all ways.
Beautifully painted in silver, this stunning vehicle has been well maintained and presents nothing short of immaculate. The interior trim offers a uniquely designed red cloth trim, painted dash with original dials, switch gear and banjo steering wheel.

An example such as this in superb condition is rarely offered and is a sound investment for any serious collector.

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1516

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