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VW-Tatra secret cooperation?

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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)

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November 27th, 2013

Dutch T 603 photographed in 1967

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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.

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November 6th, 2013

Tatraplan spotted in Holland 1964

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Published under History, Tatra Spotting
November 5th, 2013

David Russell informs us about his Tatraplan

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Then lightning struck one day while I was driving north on Highway 1 around Bodega Bay. Two silver Tatra T87s flew by in the opposite direction. I was captivated by the aerodynamic silhouette and the unique details. When I saw the dorsal fin on the back and the third headlight I knew I had to have one.

http://www.sfgate.com/cars/myride/article/1951-Tatra-T600-4866656.php

Published under Press, Tatra Spotting
October 4th, 2013

South African T 97

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Not seen very often: A Tatra T 97 and the Franschhoek Motor Museum

http://sapetrolheads.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/franschhoek-motor-museum-a-quick-visit/

http://sapetrolheads.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/franschhoek-motor-museum-a-quick-visit/aa-1938-tatra-t97/

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August 27th, 2013

Rare T 75

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While at the Frantisek Prosecky Rally on August 10, in Bystrice nad Pernstejem, I came across this rare T 75 with a body built in Brno.  According to the owner of the car, it was an unknown firm to him.  Ideas and solutions of the unknown body shop are welcomed.

Published under Tatra Spotting
August 27th, 2013

Front-engined T 97?

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imageWhile at the opening of Frantisek Prosecky’s new Tatra museum in Bystrice nad Pernstejem, featuring tens of cars, motorcycles, mopeds, radios, fashion, pedal cars, toy cars, models and imageautomobiles, I saw two rare Tatras: a T 72 and an unknown Tatra. A arge hearse with a T 97 nose.  It appeared to be a T 30 chassis, fitted with a a hearse body from the unknown coach builder Kladno of Prague. Built in 1938, it features a lengthened T 97 nose.

August 10th, 2013

Wonderful T 603 photo

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July 26th, 2013

Built in Czechoslovakia

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A nice collection photos of vehicles built in Czechoslovakia can be seen here:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/vyrobeno_v__made_in_czechoslovakia_czech_and_slovakia/pool/theadventurouseye/?view=lg Most Tatras on page 3 and 4 though

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July 12th, 2013

Josef Kruempelbeck starting to restore a T 57b

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/34543813@N08/sets/72157634594980228/

Published under Tatra Spotting
July 11th, 2013
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