1943 Tatra T57B Saloon  Chassis no. 61951 60883
Lot 54
1943 Tatra T57B Saloon Chassis no. 61951 60883
€10,000 - 15,000
US$ 13,000 - 19,000
withdrawn

Lot Details
1943 Tatra T57B Saloon  Chassis no. 61951 60883 1943 Tatra T57B Saloon  Chassis no. 61951 60883
1943 Tatra T57B Saloon
Chassis no. 61951 60883
The name of Tatra is forever linked with that of Hans Ledwinka, one of the most original engineers ever to turn his attention to automobile design. Tatra's chief engineer, Ledwinka was responsible for the first entirely new car produced by the reconstituted company: the T11. Introduced in 1923, the T11 was one of the most advanced small cars of its era, incorporating independent rear suspension by means of swing axles, and a torsionally rigid backbone chassis frame, features that would characterise future Tatras of all sizes. Ledwinka was an advocate of air-cooling and so the T11 was powered by an air-cooled flat-twin engine with ducted airflow, the latter feature contributing greatly to its efficiency. The T11 was followed by the similar but four-wheel braked T12 and then in 1932 by the T57, which was powered by a 1,155cc flat-four engine, still air-cooled. There was four-speed transmission with floor shift and the car's top speed was 80km/h. Development progressed via the T57A, T57B and T57K, the engine being enlarged to 1,256cc in the process.

We are advised that this T57B has been mechanically overhauled (engine, brakes and front suspension) and starts at the button. The interior was re-trimmed 30years ago, since when the car has seen little use, while the paint is an even older application and would benefit from improvement. Described as totally rust free, this charming little car is offered with Czech registration papers.

Cette Tatra T57 B, récemment rénovée sur le plan mécanique (moteur, freins et suspension avant), démarre instantanément. L'intérieur a été regarni il y a trente ans et la voiture a été peu utilisée depuis, mais la peinture, réalisée antérieurement,demanderait à être améliorée. Décrite comme totalement exempte de corrosion, cette charmante petite voiture possède ses documents d'immatriculation en République Tchèque.

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