They were rugged, dependable, technologically advanced, and they even survived the “double whammy” of Nazism and Communism. Though Tatra ceased making passenger cars some time ago, Tatra trucks, with their legendary ruggedness, are still going strong.
My favorite models are the streamliners, particularly the T-87, with an air-cooled, 3-liter OHC V-8 installed behind the rear axle. And yes, with hemi heads!
Here’s a good book, if you happen to read Czech.
And if you don’t, pick up a copy of the April, 1987 Road & Track Magazine for a rundown on the awesome T-87!