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Tatra T-12 Targa Florio (replica)-1925

Tatra T-12 Targa Florio (replica)-1925

 

In 1925 Tatra decided to enter the famous Targa Florio road race in Italy to help publicize its name.  Since Tatra had only been making cars for two years, many outsiders believed the Tatra cars would never be able to finish the grueling 450-mile road race.  It seemed even more unlikely that Tatra would be successful when the company decided to build the cars in the factory, and driven by Czech drivers only.
Two cars were built to compete in the 1925 race in the under-1100 cc class.  To everyone’s surprise, the Tatra T-11 placed first and second in their class.  Tatra and the Czechoslovakians were both ecstatic about the results.  Unfortunately, both of the original Targa Florio race cars were lost at some point.  This replica was built
by Ecorra in the Czech Republic, and competed in the 110th Anniversary Tatra Rally that went from Vienna, Austria to Koprivnice, Czech Republic in September 2007.
 
Specifications:
 
Manufacturer:  Ecorra
Country of Origin:  Czechoslovakia
Drivetrain Configuration:  Front engine, rear wheel drive
Engine:  2 cylinder, air cooled, 27 hp at 5000 rpm
Transmission:  4 speed manual
Top Speed:  76 mph
Years of Production:  1925
Number Produced:  3
Original Cost:  Unknown
 
 

 

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