Škoda Garde

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Škoda Garde
Garde Front.JPG
Manufacturer AZNP
Also called Škoda Rapid (West Germany)
Production 1981-1984
  • 1981-82 Kvasiny
  • 1982-84 Bratislava
Body and chassis
Class Small family car
Body style 2-door Coupé
Layout Rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Related Škoda 120
Engine 1174cc I4
Transmission 4-speed manual
Length 4,175 mm (164.4 in)
Width 1,610 mm (63.4 in)
Height 1,380 mm (54.3 in)
Kerb weight 855 kg (1,885 lb)
Predecessor Škoda 110R Coupé
Successor Škoda Rapid

The Škoda Garde (Type 743) is a rear-engined, rear-wheel drive car that was produced by Czechoslovakian manufacturer AZNP between 1981 and July 1984. It was initially manufactured in Kvasiny from September 1981 to May 1982 - with production moving to Bratislava in May 1982 – becoming the first mass-produced car in Slovakia.

The Garde is a 2-door coupé derived from the Škoda 120 GLS 4-door saloon,[1] powered by the same 1.2-litre (1174 cc) engine producing 40.5 kW (54.3 hp).


  1. ^ "Skoda Garde/Rapid". Skoda Auto Vintage. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 

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