Tatra 70 1931 Fire Engine by Autocult
Tatra 70 was first offered for public sale in the year of 1930. It served as a
complimentary alternative to the regal Type 80 limousine. Clearly, there are
similarities between the two types that influenced the production of the Type
70. The same tubular frame was used as were the suspension, wheels, and a
number of other parts that became common to both Tatra types. The Type 70 was
equipped with a smaller, inline, water-cooled six-cylinder engine that
displaced 3.4 liters. This engine produced 65 horsepower and enabled the Type
70 to achieve a speed of 110 km/h, nearly 65 miles per hour. From 1931 through
October of 1932, exactly 50 examples of the Tatra Type 70 were produced. It is
not known whether the management of Tatra viewed these sales as a success. Afterwards
the factory introduced a larger engine with 3.8 liters displacement under the
designation Type 70a. By August of 1936, Tatra had produced 70 vehicles of the
all variants of the Type 70 and 70A were equipped with classic Tatra bodywork.
The overall rugged construction of the Type 70/ 70A was recognized by
municipalities seeking to purchase new firefighting apparatus.
looking at this specific vehicle, the details of a production four-door convertible
are obvious. The framing around the windshield is identical to Tatra convertibles
and with a bit of intuition, it is easy for your mind to "fill in"
the four-door bodywork. The original doors were removed during the conversion
to a fire fighting vehicle to allow quick entry and exit as well as minimize
time required to unload firefighting equipment.
hose reels; one on each side of the body at the rear, provided coiled hose to
attack the fire. They were connected to the built-in water pump at the front of
the chassis. The pump was connected to the engine to provide water pressure.
is not known who many firefighting conversions of the type 70 and 70a were
built back then.
|Description: ||Tatra 70 1931 Fire Engine |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC12014 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1931 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||Due: 10/2021 |
|Weight: ||650 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.