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When Is the Last Time You Saw a 1947 Tatra T87?

I remember the first time I saw a 1947 Tatra T87 – it wasn’t in person – it was this morning when I found a listing for one on eBay. (Hopefully, it won’t be the last one I see.) The one I found was a barn find project Tatra (not the one shown below – that’s just to show how a pristine one looks.)

The 1947 Tatra T87

Rear View of the 1947 Tatra T87

Rear View of the 1947 Tatra T87 By dave_7 (originally posted to Flickr as 1947 Tatra T-87) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Tatra T87 from 1947 was a Czechoslovakian car designed by Hans Ledwinka.

1947 Tatra T87

1947 Tatra T87 By dave_7 (originally posted to Flickr as 1947 Tatra T-87) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The ’47 Tatra T87 weighed in at 3,020 pounds and with it’s V8 engine, it could pull off 100 mph. (Pretty kicking for a ’47.)

1947 Tatra T87 Saloon Front Nameplate

1947 Tatra T87 Saloon Front Nameplate By Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX (Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The ’47 T87 Tatra had suicide doors and a lot of the interior  trim was crafted from wood.

1947 Tatra T87 Dashboard

1947 Tatra T87 Dashboard By Mr.choppers (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Horizontal slots in the rear hood help with cooling the engine.

1947 Tatra T-87 Saloon Front Headlight

1947 Tatra T-87 Saloon Front Headlight By Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX (Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

A push-button starter kicks on the 3.0 Litre V8 Tatra engine.

1947 Tatra T87 Saloon Engine Compartment

1947 Tatra T87 Saloon Engine Compartment By Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX (Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Tatra T87 features a fin that splits the pressure evenly on each side of the T87 to improve the way it handles.

This Tatra model is considered one of the most aerodynamic cars ever created, and wind tunnel testing proved it to have a drag coefficient of 0.36. 

Resources used in researching the 1947 Tatra T87:

By: Laure Justice

Classic Czechoslovakian Cars for Sale

Part of the reason Classic Cars Online US exists is to help connect classic car buyers and sellers, and we’ve added several ways for you to connect – pick your favorite, or join us in all four places: (1) sign up on the Classifieds page here on the site, (2) visit and like this site’s Facebook page, (3) the Best Classic Cars for Sale page or (4) join the Classic Cars Online: Classic Cars for Sale group if you are looking to buy or sell classic Czechoslovakian cars.

Project Muscle Cars For Sale – How to Get Started on Fixing Old Power Cars!

Project Muscle Cars For Sale – How to Get Started on Fixing Old Power Cars!
By Jason Cromwell

1966 Dodge Coronet Muscle Car Barn Find

By Sukuru (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

For the true old car repair aficionados, there is no better delight in life better than the feel of being able to fix and repair an obsolete, broken down, forsaken muscle car from the fifties, sixties or seventies. The satisfaction you get from repairing such a car and then actually driving it is the best feeling in the world. This hobby is not for people strapped for cash.

You’d expect decades old cars to be extremely cheap. You’d expect scrap yards to give them away for free. But quite the opposite is true. Many people enjoy the style, class and charisma of a classic, genuine muscle car. There are no new ones being made. There are not many left. They are in high demand. The prices for this type of automobile are pretty much equal to the price you will pay for a new, modern vehicle!

Project Muscle Cars For Sale

If you love old cars and you have the money and the time to invest in old project cars, then why wouldn’t you? For people with the means to purchase these cars, there are plenty to go around online. Their costs vary from $1500 to $20,000 per vehicle. It all depends on how rare the model is and how complete it is. Obviously, the more rare a car is, the more it will cost. This economic principle applies to cars the same way it does to everything else. People looking for project muscle cars, are looking for cars that miss a required part to make it drivable. Because project cars are by definition incomplete cars, these will always cost much less than a complete car would’ve.

The whole point in purchasing a vehicle for a personal repair project, is that you fix it up to make the car running again. So when you have purchases such an automobile for a project, you will still need to hunt down the right parts for it. Upfront, you’ll never know what’s missing. It might be the transmission, it might be the brakes, it might be the transmission. When going to a classic car dealer, you will have talk to him to find out what’s missing on the car you have your eye on.

If the vintage car dealer is a trustworthy guy, he will also let you have a look under the hood and everywhere else. If he won’t allow you a close look, you should just walk away. After all, when you are purchasing a car you know to be incomplete, you have to know exactly what’s missing. Otherwise, you can’t plan a budget for the missing parts you’ll have to buy. For this reason, you should always think twice before buying a classic project power car.

To learn more about this topic, please read Project Muscle Cars For Sale. To read more about old vehicles in general, go to the Cheap Old Cars For Sale website.

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