Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Skoda 1000MB - 1969

SKODA 1000 MB ....




One of the biggest industrial Czechoslovak "Skodovy Zavody" vehicles built since 1925 under the brand L & K will become in 1927 after buying a brand merger and full " Škoda ". This new industrial production headed by the Director Emil Škoda will occupy the niche success with the popular car to the point of its competitor Tatra represent with the symbol of the Czech automotive industry. Škoda Auto is an automobile manufacturer Czech, founded in 1919, and owned since 1991 by the German Volkswagen. If the industrial group " Škoda "exists since 1869, the automotive division appears only 50 years later, and it will take until 1927 to see the brand name on a production car. The automotive division was founded in 1919 and for seven years, she survives by producing trucks. But at the end of the year 1924, the company bought the French manufacturer Hispano-Suiza license its torpedo H6b released in 191 ....


From the thirties to the present day, "Škoda" has continued to build cars popular especially economical and reliable with legendary ruggedness due to the nervousness of the engines are made really wanted vehicles leaving the factory in Pilsen, Czech Republic. After the Second World War in 1946, the government of the day nationalize the company still will begin to slowly diversify its range. The Škoda 1000 MB (for 1000 cm ³ and Mlada Boleslav) was released in September 1964, and is distinguished by its manufacturing technique using modern materials, it weighs 200 kg less than the predecessors. Completely new, this car marks a turning point in the history of Škoda because it is also the first to benefit from Škoda's new plant, which required the intervention of 134 foreign suppliers from over 15 countries, including Renault, which supplied machine tools. The main innovation of 1000 MB was the location of the engine in the rear, while all previous Škoda had the engine at the front, with a rear-wheel drive mode. Although this technique seems totally obsolete today, it was still in the 60s heyday of the Renault, Simca, Volkswagen, NSU, Hillman and Fiat. With hindsight, we can see that the choice of the amazing technical Škoda 1000 MB was crucial, because it would involve the firm Czechoslovak quarter of a century ....


Range Škoda 1000 MB count in its ranks MBX a small cut, MBG a family sedan, and the MBT that wants a more affordable base model. In 1969, visitors to the Belgrade Fair discover even more sporty version Rallye. If the overall design of the car u change slightly over the years, the basic technique is almost no changes, the remaining engine always back on all versions. Moreover, the plant celebrated the release of the 500,000 th Škoda equipped with a rear engine 11 February 1970. In September of the same year, the Škoda 110 R has a coupe derived from the 110, soon to be a success in Western Europe. Sometimes called the "Porsche of the East ', this beautiful 2 +2 coupe yet merely a modest four-cylinder. The first cosmetic change intervened in March 1966 at the Geneva show. The impressive rear side air intake was replaced by a more sober grid, and better suited to this type of vehicle. Meanwhile, the engine power was increased. At the same Geneva Motor Show 1966, Škoda presented a new two-door version, named 1000 MBX whose power jumped violently 4 horses on this new version. From a Škoda 1000 MB , stylists factory was redesigned with a new flag rear window, then they removed the lateral central ....



The brand is very active in this end of the decade significantly changed the appearance of the models of the unusual 1969 Škoda 1000 MB . A large silver trim barred the width of the grille, the roof lost its central peak, and C-pillars thickened, removing at once the presence of the rear view. From a technical point of view, the reliability of the engine was improved, and the soundproofing of the cabin and protection against corrosion. In April 1969, living in Belgrade, the manufacturer Czechoslovak the sporting soul, had the Rallye 1000 MB, with an output of 65 horsepower. Four additional headlamps and interior side based black bands and inscriptions "Rallye" finishing convince the hesitant buyer. Again, more aesthetic changes accompanied these new models, front cover plate, turn signals in the bumper, complete disappearance of the ailerons, vertical taillights replaced by lights horizontal grid across the width back under the lights, etc. .. . In the interior of the amazing new version of the Škoda 1000 MB , there was a new dashboard, while the removal of the wheel arches freed more space for passengers ....



At the end of 1969, with all these changes of the range, it was like in America. The Škoda 1000 MB S became 100 with the motor 988 cm3, while the MB 1100 was called S 110 with 1107 cm3. The offer was simplified with the mere presence of a four-door sedan in configuration S 100, S 110 L, or SL. The latter was equipped with the engine of the new S 110 R Coupe. The "S" disappeared shortly after the name, so that only the name of Škoda "100" and "110". In terms of mechanics, this beautiful 2 +2 coupe yet merely a modest four-cylinder 62 hp, allowing it to reach 100 km / h in 8.5 seconds, and push up to 145 km / h. The career of the 110 will end in 1976 and that of 100 in April 1977. 110 R coupe, which has not yet successor in the new range will not be extinguished in 1980, having been produced 56,902 copies. Today the Škoda 1000 MB model is a very Vintage Classic not very expensive, however, justifies its place in the collection ....



Specifications:
  • Engine: 4 cylinders
  • Displacement: 988 cm3
  • Power: 62 hp
  • Speed: 145 km / h
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 in 8'' 5

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