SKODA 1000 MB (1964–1969): The revolutionary change of concept
ŠKODA also comprehensively adapted its manufacturing facilities to produce the revolutionary 1000 MB, and a technologically advanced production line was established in a new part of the Mladá Boleslav plant.
The 1000 MB was launched as the successor to the successful OCTAVIA, which ŠKODA had built from 1959 to 1964. In addition to its origin in Mladá Boleslav (MB), its final type designation also referred to the displacement of the four-cylinder engine, which was 1,000cc. The ŠKODA 1000 MB reached a top speed of 120 km/h and averaged seven to eight litres of petrol per 100 kilometres. In 1966 the power output rose to 43 hp (32 kW) and a second engine was added to the range – the 52 hp (38 kW) 1100 MB.
Despite its compact dimensions of 4.17 metres long, 1.62 metres wide and 1.39 metres tall, the ŠKODA 1000 MB offered a very spacious and functional interior. In addition to modern technology, the design of the ŠKODA 1000 MB with its sweeping lines, subtle curves and headlights recessed into the wings was also a major step forward.
Aug 14, 2020 at 07:47