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1940 Tatra T87 Sedan

1940 Tatra T87 Sedan

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1940 Tatra T87 Sedan

1940 Tatra T87 Sedan
AUCTION RESULTS: Car was Sold at a price of $121,000

75hp, 2,970 cc single overhead cam air-cooled magnesium alloy V8 engine, four-speed manual transaxle, independent front suspension, swing-axle rear suspension, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 124"

The Tatra T87 offered here is believed by marque experts to have been originally built in 1940 by virtue of its dash layout and lack of sunroof. The car was purchased by an American G.I., who exported the car to the United States after V-E Day, and in 2002, it was purchased in running order from his daughter in New England. The car was carefully restored, and the engine was meticulously disassembled and rebuilt to original specifications. Upon completion, the T87 was displayed at the 2008 Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d'Elegance, and the current owner reports that the car starts, runs, and drives very nicely, with delightfully light steering, thanks to its rear-mounted engine.

Recently, other T87s have been featured in several museum exhibits, including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Curves of Steel exhibit at the Phoenix Museum of Art, and Modernism: Designing a New World, at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. A truly bold design statement that, in many ways, foreshadowed the cars of today, this fine T87 will certainly continue to draw admiration and provoke discussion wherever it travels.

RM Auctions
Automobiles of Amelia Island
March 14, 2009
Website: www.rmauctions.com
Sold at a price of $121,000
Lot #244

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1940 Tatra T87 Sedan

1940 Tatra T87 Sedan

1940 Tatra T87 Sedan

1940 Tatra T87 Sedan

1940 Tatra T87 Sedan

1940 Tatra T87 Sedan

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