Walter Regent Sodomka 1934 by Autocult
In the late 1920s the Czechoslovakian car maker Walter began
to enter the market for large limousines and developed a six-cylinder
overhead-valve engine. The engine was initially used in the model Super 6,
which was presented in 1930.
The successor of the Super 6 beared the name Regent and was
presented in the spring of 1932. The special feature of the Regent was its
body, which was not made in-house, but at the body maker Carrosserie Sodomka.
The designers of Sodomka created a curved and dominated by elongated shapes car
body around the chassis fitted with the six-cylinder engine. An eyecatcher were
its front fenders, whose curves discreetly tapered towards the rear end. This
design language was additionally emphazised by entirely covered rear wheels.
Also prominent were its onto the front fenders fitted and slightly to the
bottom pointing headlights, which, together with the large radiator grille,
gave the front end a lightly sad impression. A closer inspection of the luxury
car body revealed that the car was missing the B-pillar, which commonly
seperated the front door from the rear door visually. Therefore the impression
was created that both doors had just one long full-length window. This
contructive coup was implemented in a very skilfull way and was of course
reserved to the closed version of the limousine, which eactly cost the customer
125,000 CZK at the launch. The open version had a price tag of 137,000 CZK.
Both versions beared with “Walter Regent” the same designation. Well-heeled
customers, who did not like the design of Sodomka, had the option to purchase
just the chassis equipped with the whole drivetrain to fit it with their own
body design. These customers had to put 85,000 CZK on the counter of the
The Regent was offered for five years, but no better than “a few
dozen” copies of the 130 km/h-fast luxury limousine have been sold.
|Description: ||Walter Regent Sodomka 1934 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC04014 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||Red |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1934 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||Due: 04/18 |
|Weight: ||500 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.