Tatra 603 – the 1950s

However, besides progressive novelties, the Tatra 603 had a fundamental drawback. It was terrible cold inside. Eberspächer heaters were a remedy. Air-cooled engines from Kopřivnice challenged the domestic industry to develop and produce domestic independent car heaters. Eberspächer served as a pattern to follow in this field.


A picture of the Schneebeli- Chabaud independent heater in Motoristická současnost magazin no. 2/1957.

The Eberspächer heater installed in the Tatra 603 occupied the entire space under the front seat.

A scheme of air delivery to the heater (shaded arrows) and heated air distribution around the cab (black arrows).


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