Skoda 1000 MB

Sunday 27 September 2009
The Škoda 1000MB/1100MB were two variations of a rear-engined, rear-wheel drive car that was produced by Czech manufacturer Škoda Auto in Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia between 1964 and 1969. The two-door Coupé versions of the 1000MB and 1100MB were called the 1000MBX and 1100MBX. In 1955, the same year in which the Škoda 440/445 made its first appearance, Škoda started making plans for a new car for the 1960s. The initial plans for the car were to make the car as light and fuel-efficient as possible: it was to weigh no more than 700kg, and the overall fuel consumption was not to exceed 6-7 litres per 100 kilometres (33-38mpg). The next step was to produce the car as a four-door saloon, which would be built using monocoque construction. Like most leading car manufacturers dating back before the Second World War, Škoda always built their cars using the traditional and well-proven front-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. However, Škoda decided to look at two alternative options. Their first option was to go for the more modern front-engine and front-wheel drive layout, and their second option was to use the rear-engine and rear-wheel drive layout if the first option was unsuccessful.

Technical data:
- engine: 4 cylinders
- capacity: 1107 cc
- horsepower: 52 HP
- gearbox: 4+1
- top speed: 140 km/h

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