1932 Tatra 80 news, pictures, specifications, and information
Cabriolet
 
Tatra's history dates back to the early 1850s when Ignac Schustala and Adolf Raska established a coach and cart factory in Koprivnice, Czech. Their first automobile was created in 1898. On May 21st of 1898, it was driven from Koprivnice to Vienna, a distance of 328 km, in 14.5 hours.

By the start of the 1900s, the company had created their first racing car, called the NW Rennzweier. It was powered by a two-cylinder engine which produced just over 10 horsepower. There was a four-speed manual gearbox and had a top speed of about 112 km/h.

The Tatra 80 was an exclusive automobile with only a few constructed. It was the most expensive and largest vehicle Tatra ever produced. During the early 1930s, only 22 cars were sold. A special Tatra 80 with a landaulet body was created in 1935 for T. G. Masaryk, the Czechoslovak president.

The Tatra 80 was powered by a four-stroke twelve-cylinder liquid-cooled engine capable of producing 120 horsepower and carrying the vehicle to speeds reaching 140 km/h. THe chassis was comprised of tubular steel with transverse leaf springs in the front. The wheels could be purchased as either solid discs or as wire spokes. The car had a four-speed gearbox.

There were only a few bodystyles available, including a cabriolet, sedan, and landaulet. Most of the bodywork was done by coach-building firms. Production lasted from 1931 through 1935 with a total of 25 units being created. They had been introduced during a difficult time in history, when the world was experiencing The Great Depression. The cost of creating one of these ultra-luxury vehicles was steep. Only a few elite in society were able to purchase one and afford their excessive price tag. As such, only a few were ever created.

By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2007
Recent Vehicle Additions

2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C

1993 Mercedes-Benz 300 Series

2017 Vanda Electrics Dendrobium Concept

2017 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

2017 Vauxhall Crossland X
"
Thomas Scott Collection of Classic American Automobiles to be On Offer at No Reserve at Russo and Steele's 2015 Monterey Collector Automobile Auction Event
Scottsdale, Arizona (July 18th, 2015) – Thomas Scott is an accountant and entrepreneur from Athens, Georgia who has had a love for all things automotive for as long as he can remember. He possesses a lifetime of passion for buying, selling and working on classic American cars. 'I started out with the muscle cars — the Mopars, the Cobra Jet Mustang, the Chevelle,' Scott says. 'Those are cars that everybody recognizes — they're widely popular and very tradeable.' However, as S...[Read more...]
Auctions America Readies for Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend
• A Spring tradition, Auctions America's popular Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend returns May 7 – 9 to Indiana's Auburn Auction Park • Multi-day auction lifts gavel on diverse roster of some 500 quality vehicles • Sale highlights include an immaculate 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Hardtop; an extremely rare 2006 Ford GTX1 TT 'Spyder'; and the Preston Evans Motorcycle Collection • Weekend also features a car corral and swap meet, along with the return of the AACA Special National Spring Me...[Read more...]
MECUM IN HOUSTON APRIL 9-11 WITH 1,000 COLLECTOR CARS AT AUCTION
• Three Featured Collections Including 45 Cars from Houston's Charlie Thomas
WALWORTH, Wis. – March 12, 2015 – Following the historic sale of the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype for $7 million in 2014, Mecum Auctions returns to Houston's NRG Park April 9-11 with 1,000 American muscle cars, Corvettes, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more set to cross the auction block. The auction will feature three private collections including 45 cars offered by Houston's Charlie Thomas, the...[Read more...]
COMPACT, AFFORDABLE AND FUN—THE NEW 2015 HONDA PIONEER 500 SIDE-BY-SIDE
05/15/2014 - Torrance, CA With the addition of the all-new 2015 Pioneer 500™, Honda adds a heavy dose of fun to its line of side-by-sides. The Pioneer 500 carries two people to off-road adventures, is perfect for chores on the farm or a relaxed trail ride out in the country and it's packed with Honda's famous quality and durability at a suggested retail price of $8,499. 'My first drive in the Pioneer 500 was an eye-opener,' said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communicati...[Read more...]
Mille Miglia 2014: strong showing by Mercedes-Benz Classic pays homage to historic successes in thousand-mile race
•The Mille Miglia victories of 1931 and 1955 are highlights of 120 years of Mercedes-Benz motorsport history •Exclusive compressor-sports car models SS and SSLK and 300 SL racing and production sports cars dominate strong showing of Mercedes-Benz •The 'Mercedes-Benz Tribute to Mille Miglia' for the first time gives further classic cars access to the route. Stuttgart – A strong contingent of exclusive classics from Mercedes-Benz Classic will be lining up in May 2014 to drive the M...[Read more...]

T-603
T26/30
T600 Tatraplan
T75
T77
T87
T97

© 1998-2017. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.