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16k photo of 1931 Detra 900kg cargo by Auer16k photo of 1933 Tatra 52 limousine20k photo of 1933 Tatra 52 sport cabriolet
Tatra 52

Years of production: 1930-1938
(by other source - 1930-1939)
Overall production: ? units
4x2 backbone frame front-motor rear
wheel drive car or truck
Body types: 4-door 6-light limuzina, 2-door cabriolet, 4-door cabriolet, police car, ambulance,
900kg cargo truck, various bodies (many by Sodomka (Vysoke Myto)).
Engine: 30hp/3000rpm, aircooled 4-cyl. boxer OHV, 1910cc
Bore/Stroke: 80/95 mm
Compression ratio: 4,9 : 1
Length: ?mm, width: ?mm, height: ?mm
Wheelbase: ?mm
16k photo of Tatra 52 cabriolet19k photo of 1932 Tatra 52 limousine38k photo of 1931 Detra 900kg cargo by AuerCarburetter: vertical, Zenith 30T
Clutch: dry
Gearbox: 4-speed + back
Battery ignition
Front suspension: transversal
semi-elliptical leaf spring
Rear suspension: transversal semi-elliptical leaf spring, swinging semi-axles
Hydraulical brakes on all wheels
Weight: 1200 kg (1931 cargo truck), 1100 kg (1936 and 1931 limousines)
84k photo of 1931 Detra 900kg cargo by Auer34k photo of Tatra 52 sport cabriolet by Sodomka95k photo of 1931 Tatra 52 limousineChassis weight: 590 kg
Maximal speed: 60-75 km/h (1931
cargo), 90 km/h (1931 2-door cabriolet,
1936 and 1931 limousines)
Tyres: ? inches
Fuel tank capacity: ? L
Fuel consumption: 14-15 L/100km (1931 cargo), 13-15 L/100km (1931 2-door cabriolet, 1936 and 1931 limousines)
30k photo of 1933 Tatra 52 sport cabriolet93k photo of 1936 Tatra 52 limousine, last series61k photo of 1931 Tatra 52 sport cabrioletPrice: ?
1936 limousine is car of J. Spalensky from Kralupy, CSSR.
Truck shown here is not Tatra but Detra, built under license on "Deutsche Licenz Tatra-Automobile Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H., Frankfurt am Main", Germany. Body by Auer, Cannstadt and Stuttgart. Restored by Josef Dvoracek from Melnik, CSSR.
1931 limousine is car of Vladimir Penizek from Prague.
1931 cabriolet is car of Jaroslav Sedlar from Brno, CSSR.
Photos are from:
"Svet Motoru" magazine, Czechoslovakia,
Veteran Bazar & Museum,
Milos Choutka, Czechoslovakia,
"A-Z of Cars of the 1930s" by M.Sedgwick & M.Gillies,
Vintage Web.
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Last updated 21 XI 2001.