A few days ago we covered a Toledo Steam Car that was on its way to the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and today we feature a car that is coming from even farther away to attend. Pavel Kasik of the Czech Republic just completed a 20-year long restoration of his Tatra T77, and then sent it along on an overseas journey of over four-thousand miles. Seven other Tatra’s will also be attending this year, and more are coming from the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Canada and the United States.
Kasik’s family briefly owned a Tatra in the late 1970s and from that time on he was determined to find an early one to restore. In 1991, he came across this car but then had to endure nearly three years of negotiations while the owner constantly changed the conditions and increased the price. After persevering and competing with other would be buyers he was finally able to take ownership.
His determination to perform a first-class restoration using only original parts lengthened the restoration time to 20 years. You can learn much more about the cars and also see a great video about the Tatra here on The Old Motor and the Pebble Beach Concours here.