The Tatra T603


The Tatra T603 was a Czech built car made by the 3rd oldest car maker in Europe. The T603 started life in 1956 and was built until 1975, it featured three headlights and a rear engined air cooled V8. With is rather odd styling the T603 was chosen to appear in the 2005 movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, raising the profile of a car that was once not well known outside communist European Countries. Almost entirely hand-built, Tatra's were not for everybody; normal citizens could not buy them. They were reserved for Party elites, Communist officials, factory presidents and other notables, as well as being exported to most other Communist nations as official cars. Even Fidel Castro had a white Tatra T603. After 1975 a more modern and conservative styled Tatra hit the market, known as the T613 it saw limited production and sales up until its face-lifted brother the T700 went out of production in 1999. Today the Tatra company is concentrating on truck production but company president has hinted at they are looking at the feasibility of launching a retro T603. Would you buy one? hit up our comment form below.

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