Abandoned cars #1 – Czech cars

I found a lot of abandoned cars during my journey.
Take a look at this beautiful beauty.

Yes. It’s TATRA T613. One of the greatest cars of the world.

Couple years ago a found another TATRA lays in the barn. What a shame.

Here you are some Škodas.

The Škoda 110R was a rear-engined, rear-wheel drive car that was produced by Czechoslovakian manufacturer AZNP in Kvasiny, between 1970 and 1980. During those ten years, a total of 56,902 coupés were made.

The 110R Coupé succeeded the sporty Škoda 1000 MBX/1100 MBX. It was powered by an uprated 62 bhp (46 kW) SAE, 52 bhp (39 kW) (DIN) version of Škoda’s 720-type OHV four-cylinder 1.1-litre (1107cc) engine (this same engine was shared with the Škoda 110LS saloon, following its introduction in 1971). With a four-speed manual gearbox, the 110R could reach a top speed of 145kmh and accelerate to 100kmh in 18.5 seconds.

Its design closely mirrored that of the related 100 and 110 saloons, but with only two doors and a distinctive fastback rear. During most of its production period, the 110R featured four headlights, but in the earliest years it had only two. Production ended in 1980 to make way for its successor, the Škoda Garde (the Coupe-based version of the Škoda 105/120 series), which was introduced in November 1981.

This poor girl is eaten by nature.

This treasure was hidden to the public but I found it. Škoda 1000MB… another awesome car. The Škoda 1000 MB (the letters ‘MB’ coming from the initials of Mladá Boleslav) made its debut in April 1964, as the successor for the Škoda Octavia. This was just the beginning of what was to eventually evolve into a long line of rear-engined Škodas. The engine that powered the 1000 MB was a 988cc (1-litre), 4-cylinder, overhead valve (OHV) unit that produced 44 bhp (33 kW). It was water-cooled, with an aluminum cylinder block and cast iron cylinder head. The 1000 MB had a four-speed manual all-synchromesh gearbox, all-round independent suspension, swing axle rear suspension, and drum brakes at the front and rear.

The 1000 MB was a stylish four-door saloon (measuring 13 feet 8 inches in length and 5 feet 4 inches in width, with a wheelbase of 7 feet 10 inches), which featured a steeply sloping nose that was flanked by rounded front wings (not unlike the Ford Anglia 105E of the time). Being a rear-engined car, the 1000 MB’s radiator and (engine-driven) cooling fan were situated in the rear engine compartment, so therefore a series of slats were cut into each rear wing and the rear panel to increase the flow rate of air in order to assist in keeping the engine cool. Apart from the use of cooling vents in the rear wings and rear panel, everything else about the 1000 MB’s styling was normal, which was undoubtedly in an attempt to appeal to all the conservative-minded buyers in export countries like the UK. This car was highly successful both for Škoda and the Czech economy.

The Škoda Octavia is a small family car which was produced by Czechoslovakian automaker AZNP at their plant in Mladá Boleslav from 1959 to 1971. It was introduced in January 1959 and was named Octavia as it was the eighth car produced by the nationalised Škoda company.

The saloon was produced until 1964, when it was replaced by the Škoda 1000 MB. An estate version was introduced in 1961, and remained in production until 1971.

The car was the successor to the Škoda 440/445 on which it was based. It featured redesigned front axles with a coil spring and telescopic shock absorbers rather than a leaf spring as in the 440.

The 1,270 kg (2,800 lb) saloons were sold with 1089 cc engines producing 40 bhp (30 kW), later 50 bhp (37 kW), and 1221 cc engines with 45-55 bhp (34-41 kW). The slightly heavier estate wagons at 1,365 kg (3,009 lb) were all shipped with 1.2 litre engines. The top speed was 110 to 115 km/h (68 to 71 mph).

The Škoda Octavia engine and gearbox were used in the Trekka light utility vehicle, which was manufactured in New Zealand from 1966 to 1973.

Those guys were ready for transportation.

Škoda 120L never gets old. Everyone loves that initial design.

The Škoda 120L went into production in August 1976. Despite being basically the same as the previous S100/110 under the skin, the new cars featured a lot of improvements, such as a front-mounted radiator with a thermostatic fan. The heating unit was now inside the dashboard, and the fuel tank was now underneath the rear seat. All models had much the same mechanical specification as the previous models, with a 4-speed gearbox, independent suspension, worm-and-drive steering, and swing-axle rear suspension. An interesting feature found on the 105/120 was the side-hinged bonnet, which opened up like the top of a concert piano.

The Škoda 120 L was powered by the 1174cc (49 bhp (37 kW; 50 PS)) engine. The 120 LS and 120 GLS models, which had the more powerful 1174cc (54 bhp (40 kW; 55 PS)) engine and higher levels of equipment, joined the line-up in 1977 and 1978 respectively.

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