Tatra 70 1931 Fire Engine

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Tatra 70 1931 Fire Engine by Autocult

The Mutated  
The 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 new type.   Not 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.   Objectively 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.   Two 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.   It 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.

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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.

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