Tatra 75

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Tatra 75
Tatra 75.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer TATRA, a. s.
Production 1933–1942
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door roadster
Powertrain
Engine 1.7L Tatra 75 F4
Transmission 4-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase
  • 2,700 mm (106.3 in)
  • 3,200 mm (126.0 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Tatra 54
Successor Tatra 600

The Tatra 75 is a middle class automobile introduced in 1933 by Tatra as a replacement for their Type 54 model.

The front-mounted OHV air-cooled boxer motor of only 1688 cc had an advertised output of just 30 hp (22 kW). Attention was paid to weight reduction, with light metal used for the cylinder head castings. In common with other Tatras of this time, the 75 delivered its power to the rear wheels, using a four-speed gear box.

The car was offered with a range of four- and six- seater bodies, the latter employing a lengthened wheelbase. During its nine-year production run, 4,501 Tatra 75s were produced.

After the war, in 1947, the model was belatedly replaced with the radically different Tatra 600 "Tatraplan".

Tatra 75 

Sources and further reading[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

Schmarbeck, Wolfgang: Tatra - Die Geschichte der Tatra-Automobile, Verlag des Internationalen Auto- und Motorrad-Museums Deutschland, Bad Oeynhausen (1977)