Originally called as the ‘Tatraplan(e)’, as few design elements were taken from an aeroplane (that made the drag co-efficient read at 0.32), this model was later renamed as “Kardaus” after designer František Kardaus, who was involved with this project. But by the time the model reached production stage in 1947, it was labelled as the Tatra 600 - Tatraplan.
Four stalwarts were involved in its complete design - Josef Chalupa, Vladimír Popelář, František Kardaus and Hans Ledwinka. In its four years of production from 1948, over 6000 were built.
This car was the preferred model for Czechoslovak diplomats who lived abroad. Several of these were exported to Europe and distant Egypt, Morocco, Argentina and even a car each were exported to Sudan and Pakistan.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|- Only 1000 pieces produced|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 2.5|