by Mike –
The Czechoslovakia designed and manufactured Tatra T87 has a unique body style, the streamlined shape was designed by Dr. Hans Ledwinka, and was based on the Tatra 77. Paul Jaray, who designed the German Graf Zeppelin dirigibles, also provided styling ideas.
Many design elements of the Tatra were copied by other car manufacturers. Dr. Ferdinand Porsche was influenced by the Tatra when he designed the Volkswagen Beetle. This led to a lawsuit between Tatra and Volkswagen which Tatra eventually won many years later.
This Tatra T87 sold at the RM auction in August 2013 in Monterey, California for $280,500.
94 bhp, 2,545 cc overhead-valve air-cooled V-8 engine, four-wheel manual transaxle, independent front suspension, swing axle rear suspension, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 124 in.
* One of the most innovative, fascinating cars of its era
* Equipped with the 2.5-liter T603 engine
* Authentically restored and presented
* A model rapidly achieving the recognition it deserves
The Economics of the Auction
Hammer price: $255,000
Sellers commission (5%): $12,750
Listing fee (estimate): $1,500
Transportation to the auction (estimate): $3,000 (Australia to California)
Net to the seller (estimate): $237,750
Net paid by buyer: $280,500 plus transportation home
The Economics of the My Car Quest Approach (estimate)
Sales price (example): $255,000
Sellers commission (2%): $5,100
Listing fee: $250 (included in the commission)
Transportation to the auction: $0
Net to the seller: $249,900
Net paid by buyer: $255,000 plus any inspection costs and transportation home
In this example the seller takes home $12,150 more and the buyer pays $25,500 less minus inspection costs.
It is simple – your car stays in your garage until it is sold. My Car Quest gets your car in front of serious buyers and you sell your car.
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