Czech car manufacturers were well known to make luxurious and large vehicles in the beginning of 1920s. The Tatra 12 is one of these vintage models; it was introduced in the year 1923.
The engine is a petrol flat two cylinder which is well-ventilated by onslaught air as the gearbox has 4 speeds. This model has drum brakes all around unlike the Tatra 11 which had drum brakes only on the rear wheels.
The chassis of the vehicle is vastly significant as it was sold to other manufactures to build their own car bodies on it.
The successor to the middle-class Fahrzeugyps 30/52 Tatra in Nesselsdorf is the model 52. Designed in 1930, a four-cylinder boxer engine with 1910 cc and 30 hp (22 kW).
The steam engine drove via a multi-plate dry clutch and four-speed transmission with floor shift the rear wheels.
Within eight years a total of 1687 copies of the model 52 were made, some were 2-door convertible and a two-door roadster.
Moreover, the successors of this model had been made with a complete different concept.