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 T87The Tatra T87 from 1947 was a Czechoslovakian car designed by Hans Ledwinka. 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.) The ’47 T87 Tatra had suicide doors and a lot of the interior trim was crafted from wood. Horizontal slots in the rear hood help with cooling the engine. A push-button starter kicks on the 3.0 Litre V8 Tatra engine. 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.
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By: Laure Justice
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