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Tatra T-54-1932

Tatra T-54-1932

 

By the late 1920s, Tatra realized that their very successful and robust T-12 needed updating.  Automobiles were becoming larger and faster, and the T-12 was no longer adequate.  In the early 1930s, Tatra introduced the T-50 series which included the T-52, T-54, and T-57 models.  The engine in these models had increased to 4 cylinders and the wheelbase was slightly stretched, while it retained the basic chassis layout and configuration of the T-12 model.  
Both the T-52 and T-54 had very low production numbers, while the T-57 was more popular and enjoyed a longer production cycle.  The T-50 series gave Tatra an economical car range to offer alongside the more expensive and advanced streamlined series.  The T-52/54 series ended production in 1936 but the more popular T-57 lasted until 1949.
 
Specifications:
 
Manufacturer:  Zavody Ringhoffer-Tatra
Country of Origin:  Czechoslovakia
Drivetrain Configuration: Front engine, rear wheel drive
Engine: 1462cc, 4 cylinder, air-cooled, 22 bhp
Transmission: 4 speed manual
Top Speed: 45 miles per hour
Years of Production:  1931-36
Number Produced: 486
Original Cost:  Unknown
 
 
 

 

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