1973 Tatra 603

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Mileage 
    37 811 km / 23 495 mi
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Country VAT 
    AU
  • Chassis number 
    1088902
  • Lot number 
    580
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1973 Tatra 603
Year: 1973
Make: Tatra
Model: 603
Body: 4-Door Sedan LHD
Odometer: Indicating 37,811 kms
Engine: Air-cooled V8 engine
Transmission: Maual
Colour: Black/Red
Description/extras:
- Exclusive use to senior members of Czechoslovakia
- Factory Left Hand Drive
- Powerful air-cooled V8 engine
- Successor to the Tatra 600

This rear-engine luxury car was produced by Czechoslovakian company Tatra between 1956 and 1975. During this time, three versions of the model were manufactured successively. Built in communist Czechoslovakia at the time only high-ranking party officials or factory bosses could own the 603. The 603 was also exported to other countries that were allied to Czechoslovakia, including Cuba and China. and It's known that the Cuban leader Fidel Castro owned a white 603. This vehicle is indeed very rare in Australia.

Presented in Gloss black with a red velvet cloth interior it showcases an immaculate cabin area, with white wall tyres and a polished chrome bumper, this luxury four door sedan looks like it just rolled out of the factory.
Using an air-cooled 2.5 Litre V8 overhead valve hemi engine that had been previously used in Tatra race cars and military trucks to great success. The factory 4-speed synchronized manual transmission was available with an option to order 'mountain' gearing in place of the standard ratios.

The total number of 603s built is uncertain as older cars were brought back to the factory, modernised and upgraded, then returned to service as new cars.
A stunning addition to any collection, the Tatra 603 SII- presenting immaculately overall would be sure to make a sound investment for any collector.

Chassis: 1088902

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+1652

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