Präsident - Koprivnice, Czech Republic
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N 49° 35.969 E 018° 08.636
34U E 293632 N 5498020
Quick Description: Präsident was the first factory-produced automobile made in former Autrian-Hungary. The original vehicle is exhibited at the National Technical Museum in Prague.
Location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/8/2014 12:59:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMMEBC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
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Long Description:
The Präsident was an automobile manufactured by Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau-Fabriks-Gesellschaft A.G. (NW, now known as Tatra) in 1897. It was the first actually drivable factory made petrol-engined automobile produced in Austria-Hungary as well as in Central and Eastern Europe.

Immediately the first automobile was finished, it drove from Koprivnice to Vienna to take part in an Auto show. It took 14.5 hours to travel the distance of 328 kilometres (204 mi) - the average travel speed was 22.6 km/h (14 mph) and there were no significant defects during the first drive.

The very first car is now in Czech National Technical Museum and is still driveable. Unfortunately, before it was handed to the Museum in 1918, it was used in Austria to train drivers and it underwent some modifications, which infringed the original design (including engine swap). The engine which is now in the Präsident is probably the first one made in Koprivnice, after the manufacture of engines started in 1900.

A group of enthusiasts from the Tatra factory made an exact replica of the 1897 original state Präsident in 1977, which is now to be seen in the Tatra factory museum in Koprivnice.

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Where is original located?: National Technical Museum in Prague

Where is this replica located?: Tatra factory museum in Kopřivnice

Who created the original?: Leopold Sviták

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Year Original was Created (approx. ok): 1898

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