[Scanned from a period postcard, here’s the air-cooled V8-powered Tatra 603 and the MiG-15 jet fighter which was also license-built in Czechoslovakia (S-102 and S-103), standing in a field of excellence. Photo credit: Technické Muzeum Tatra.]
It's not from Germany and it doesn't have a flat four (or six), but this 1957 Tatra 603, nicknamed the "Communist Porsche", is rear engined, air cooled and very rare. Best of all, if you've always dreamt of a communist hot rod in your garage this Tatra is currently for sale on Ebay.
We all thought the Tatra-based Faurecio design study was pretty cool, but what about the real thing? Tatra is still in business, but these days they make only big trucks. However, our Corvette-importin', Tatra 603 road-testin' friend in the Czech Republic, BobAsh, informs us that car freaks in the CR are in a frenzy…