1952 Other Makes TATRA

Make: Other Makes
Model: TATRA
Year: 1952
Mileage: 85,000
Drive type: rear engined
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Poole,Dorset, United Kingdom

Description for Other Makes TATRA 1952

Tatraplan T600 1952 Entered into the April 24th Classic Car Auction. THIS LISTING FOR INFORMATION ONLY Appears - CAR CAN BE PURCHASED BY PUBLIC AUCTION ON April 24th only at 11. 00am (UK Time) at South Western Vehicle Auctions Poole Dorset UK - details belowUnbelievably rare icon from the Cold War era - Could be straight from the pages of the Eagle comic!Was German Registered - SEE VIDEO OF CAR WITH FORMER OWNER click hereThe Tatra T600 plan is a Czechoslovakian built car with a monocoque. truly streamlined "teardrop" sloped body Which is exceptionally smooth. It is set off by a wind-splitting dorsal spine on the roof and deeply skirted rear wheels and is Both eye-catching and aerodynamically efficient with a drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0:32. It is powered by air-cooled flat-on 4-cylinder 1. 52 cc rear-mounted engine. Car of choice for members of the Politburo. which it designed in 1946-47 by Josef Chalupa. Vladimír Popelář. František Kardaus and Hans Ledwinka. The name of the car Celebrated the new Communist planned economy but so referred by airplane to inspiration ('EROPLAN' Means airplane in colloquial Czech). The 600 went into mass production in 1948. In 1951. the state planning department DECIDED did the Tatraplan shoulderstand henceforth be built at the Skoda Auto plant in Mladá Boleslav. leaving Tatra to concentrate on truck assembly. Skoda built Tatra plan for one year only before the model which discontinued in 1952. 6. 42 weremade. 2. 00 of them in Mladá Boleslav. This car is the precursor to the Volkswagen Beetle and the Porsche 356 and as such is of great historical importance. This 1952 original RHD example (RHD Czechoslovakia which at the time) that acquired by a senior employee while working at the VW Skoda factory Following Their merger in 1990. He commissioned its restoration by a local expert Czechoslovakian. Klaus Stuken in 1996 having yet more work Carried out by Peter Bazzile from Cologne upon his return to Germany a year later. Other than a modern petrol-powered Eberspacher heater under the rear seat (Replacing the original unit Which enabled the chauffeur to keep warm while his Communist bosses attended lengthy vodka-fueled Politburo meetings). it is to standard specification. Used for various retrospective rallies. it has a FIVA registration card (now expired) and comes with a factory parts book. workshop manual and a small box of useful parts. Its German papers therefore are in the file. There is thus a 30 minute VHS video containing an interview in German with its former owner talking about the car. The car won 'Best Post-war Saloon' at Terenure Dublin's Classic Car show load-year (the Largest Irish car show). It is currently Irish registered. NOVA provided - we will assist with UK registration if required. For another more recent video of the car click here . For more photographs click here. Condition: 1 Estimated sale price: £ 25. 00 - £ 29. 00Reg number: 52D24Date of registration: 01-07-1952Mileage: 85. 00 (not warranted)FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:South Western Vehicle Auctionswww. swva. co. ukph +44 1202745466email: classics@swva. co. uk