The T 603 by the French daily “Le Monde”

Tatra 603, a state-of-the-art limousine for apparatchiks


The legacy automobile of democracies is not limited to the sickly East German Trabant or monumental Soviet ZIL who aped American. Among the cars designed on the other side of the Iron Curtain, it is one that was impressed by his poise and the boldness of his technical choices as aesthetic. The Tatra 603, a Czechoslovak limousine that appeared just sixty years ago, occupies a special place in the Pantheon of esthetics.

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