Whoever doubted that VW and Tatra ever built a vehicle together, should look at this picture.
But what do the small letters on the license plate mean?
(originally posted by www.tatra.ch)
Paul Greenstein, who owns this 1941 Tatra T87 he found in upstate New York in 2001, happened upon an earlier post and photo here titled: A Tatra in New York City. He believes that there is a good possibility the car he and his girlfriend Dydia Delyser now own may in fact be the same car pictured in New York City at J.P. Inskip’s dealership on October 2, 1948. If any of our readers can help connect the dots between the car at Inskip’s in New York City and this car when it was traded in at Binghamton, New York, please do let us know. Paul relates the story of the unique story as follows: “The car was purchased from the factory at the end of May, 1941 by a car dealer-auto shop owner by the name of Vaclav Konstantin in the Moravian town of Olomouc. He ordered several of the cars and picked them up on consecutive weeks, probably for his customers. The next known whereabouts of the car was in Binghamton, NY around 1950 when it threw a rod and was traded in at Molyneux Lincoln Mercury. It sat on the lot as a wild and wooly come on, until sometime in the mid-sixties, when it was purchased and the restoration was started. The engine was rebuilt and replaced, but none of the cosmetics had been done, when the car came up for sale again”.
Full story: http://theoldmotor.com/
At this year’s Agritechnica is Kopřivnická Tatra latest version Phoenix series, designed for use in agriculture.
Agritechnica, held from 10 to 16 November 2013 at the Exhibition Grounds in Hanover, one of the most important international meeting of experts in agricultural technology. Exhibitors from all over the world to present their technologies for professional plant production.
The automaker Tatra Trucks here in cooperation with its German partner companies Leewes & Ludmann exhibits her Agrotahač 6×6 for agriculture, which premiered at this year’s Bread Basket 2013 held in Czech Budejovice at the end of August.
New is the result of a joint development kopřivnické car with peasant society Lesonice Inc. and its prototypes were homologated under the “individual control” for use on the road as tractors.
Agrotahač 6×6 Tatra based on the traditional concept of the chassis, based on a central tube with swinging half-axles. The vehicle has air suspension compared to conventional freight Phoenix 6×6 short wheelbase between the first and second axle to 3.060 mm, while the second and the third has a wheelbase of 1.450 mm.
The total length of the machine is 6.965 mm, width 2.600 mm and 3.250 mm height. Are standard for all three axle tires of size 445/65 R22, 5 but Tatra recommended tires in the form of broad low pressure tractor tires 500/60 R22, 5 at the front and 600/50 R22, 5 back.
On request it is available the last steerable axle with electrohydraulic control system to a speed of 40 km / h This correction reduces the outer turning radius, which in combination with a trailer with steering axles improves the maneuverability of the vehicle and prevent its unintended dragging that tire wear and udusává soil in the field.
Drive tractor ensures liquid-cooled six-cylinder Paccar MX340 with a capacity of 12.9 liters, meeting the Euro 5 emissions standard The engine of the tractor is available with outputs of 265 kW, 300 kW and 340 kW in combination with 16stupňovou manual gearbox ZF automatic gearbox 16stupňovou ZF AS-Tronic automatic or 6-speed Allison transmission brand. All the variants gear can be equipped with an integrated retarder.
The vehicle is equipped with four mutually independent braking systems – operating, emergency, and parking motor. On request, available compression brake MX Engine Brake. The cab is offered protection ROPS / FOPS ( safety cab rollover). Equipped tractor is height adjustable rear tractor hitch and two-inch turntable. The bow is adapted for mounting the front mounted implements. We also offer a complete hydraulic outputs in the front and rear.
In comparison with vehicles with rigid axles reaches tractor Tatra field higher speed, which means that it is able at the same time undergo a greater number of heats. The distribution of load weight of the trailer to the rear axle configuration 6×6 compared to 4×4 enables higher capacity semi-trailer, thereby further increasing the productivity of transportation.
Start of serial production Agrotahače Kopřivnická automaker plans for the second half of next year following the start of production of vehicles meeting the Euro VI emissions standard. Production of this model should expand the presence of Tatra in agriculture, which are the vehicles for several years successfully used as carriers for agricultural swap bodies.
The two directors of PRANEDA, the Dutch Tatra truck importer, owned personal T 603s ordered in 1963. Shown here is the T 603 of mw. Quanjel. Originally the car was red and later white. It was used by Mat Quanjel himself and his daughter Elly. Still remembering Tatra, Elly Quanjel contributed to the Dutch Tatra book “Tatra onder de zeespiegel” but also visited this year’s TRN rally where she has a ride with Kees Smit’s T 87. She loved it, but missed the screaming sound of the T 603. Well, no problem. We organized a drive in the Wouter van Diepen/ Marije Koel T 603 and she came out in tears.