Škoda 1101/1102

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Škoda 1101, 1102
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Škoda 1101 Tudor
Overview
ManufacturerAZNP
Production1946–1952
71,591 produced
Body and chassis
Body style2-door sedan
4-door sedan
2-door roadster
2-door cabriolet-coupe
3-door station wagon
3-door van
3-door ambulance
4-door military
LayoutFR layout
Powertrain
Engine1089 cc Straight-4 32 hp
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,485 mm (97.8 in)
Length4,050 mm (159.4 in)
Width1,500 mm (59.1 in)
Height1,520 mm (59.8 in)
Curb weight940–1090 kg
Chronology
PredecessorŠkoda Popular
SuccessorŠkoda 1200

The Škoda 1101 is a small family car that was produced by Czechoslovak automaker AZNP at their plants in Mladá Boleslav, Vrchlabí and Kvasiny. It was basically a modernized version of the Škoda Popular 1101, which was introduced in 1939. The main differences were a redesigned body (although still with wooden frame) and a new dashboard. Production of the Škoda 1101 began in 1946.

In 1949 the Škoda 1102 entered production. It was virtually identical with 1101 type, except for a new column-mounted shifter. The two models were produced simultaneously, with 1102 chassis preferably used for sedan bodies and 1101 for vans, station-wagons and ambulances. Production ceased in 1952, by when about 67,000 vehicles had been made, of which some 50,000 vehicles were exported.

The Škoda 1101/1102 is also known by the popular name Tudor, derived from its two-door sedan body, which was the first to come into production. This nickname was eventually commonly used for all 1101/1102, regardless of their body.

A military version of the Škoda 1101 was built, called the Škoda 1101 VO. It has the same chassis and mechanicals as the standard Škoda 1101, with new all-steel, open 4-door body. In 1948–51 4,237 vehicles were produced, most of them for export.

The car is powered by a four-cylinder 1089 cc OHV water-cooled engine producing at maximum power 32 hp at 4,200 rpm. The four-speed gear-box includes synchromesh on the top two ratios, power being delivered to the rear wheels via a jointed prop shaft.

Front suspension: Independent using transverse leaf springs.

Rear suspension: independent using transverse leaf springs with floating half-axles.

Top speed: 100 km/h (62 mph).

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