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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:27 am    Post subject: Mystery coachbuilt Reply with quote

As seen in the 1964 spanish movie Fin de semana, filmed in Madrid.
The car has lots of familiar styling cues from other cars which remind me a little of Wendler, a 550 and it even has a fender brow like a Rometsch Beeskow (or 300SL if you will)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: Mistery coachbuilt Reply with quote

Looks very much like a Tatra 602.

possibly modified for civilian use after 4-5 years of racing?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: Mistery coachbuilt Reply with quote

thanks, it definitely looks a lot like it! It doesn't seem like they built many of these, and how it got to Spain at the time and who modified the body for street use remains quite a mistery for now
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: Mistery coachbuilt Reply with quote

reading a little more about the T602 it seems like they built 2 of them and they were both destroyed in accidents....while at the same time there is one in a museum (the one pictured) , intriguing to say the least Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:36 am    Post subject: Re: Mistery coachbuilt Reply with quote

it seems more and more unlikely that this would be a Tatra when you look at it closely and when you learn about the fate of the two T602 (the one in the museum is a replica turns out)

somebody must have seen this car before
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: Mistery coachbuilt Reply with quote

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