Sunday, June 24, 2007

Tatra T87

Designed by Hans Ledwinka, the Czechoslovakian T87 Tatra was an extraordinary car. It debuted in 1937 and featured aerodynamic bodywork inspired by Zeppelin designer Paul Jaray and a rear mounted, overhead cam, air cooled V-8, making the car capable of 100 mile per hour speeds. It became a favorite of German officers during the occupation of Czechoslovakia.

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