Tatra T600 Tatraplan

Tatra T600 Tatraplan

The Tatra 600, named the Tatraplan, was a large car from the Czech manufacturer Tatra. After World War II, Tatra continued its pre-war business of building passenger cars in addition to commercial vehicles. The factory was nationalised in 1946 two years before the Communist takeover. Although production of pre-war models continued, a new model, the Tatra 600 Tatraplan was 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 also referred to aeroplane inspiration. After two prototypes "Ambrož" and "Josef", the 600 went into mass production in ... more on Wikipedia

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