DTW comes across a perennial favourite
For sale from Auta Motol in Prague, this Tatra 603-2 might have had several keepers over half a century but qualifies as secondhand having done just 1,900 km since restoration. DTW have lusted after these cars since first encountering them in the then Czechoslovakia back in Communist days. Like the Citroen DS, they are unfortunately popular as fashion accessories among those whose motoring enthusiasm is slight. This not only pushes up prices, but can mean that a restoration is no more than skin deep.
We have no reason to believe that is the case with this particular example on offer at 35,900 Euros and, if it is mechanically perfect, then this is what you might have to pay now for a car you could have picked up ten years ago for well under 10,000 Euros. Is it worth it? Well, if you want a Tatra, there isn’t really an alternative unless you stretch a Beetle and bung a Porsche flat 6 in the back, so you pay what they ask. Someone else has a neglected looking one in a field at 9,000 Euros but, unless you are keen on DIY and don’t cost your own time, the above might be the better deal.
The same dealer is also offering Tatra’s final model, a rare 1996 T700, for 49,000 Euros but, at 175,600 km I’d go for the older car.