Škoda Octavia (1959–71)
- For the Škoda Octavia of 1996 to date, see Škoda Octavia.
|Manufacturer||AZNP, Mladá Boleslav, O'Shea, Cork|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Small family car|
|Body style||2-door saloon|
|Related||Škoda Felicia (1959-1964)|
|Engine||1.1 L, 1.2 L I4|
|Wheelbase||2,400 mm (94.5 in) |
|Length||4,065 mm (160.0 in)|
|Width||1,600 mm (63.0 in)|
|Height||1,430 mm (56.3 in)|
|Successor||Škoda 1000/1100 MB|
The Škoda Octavia is a small family car which was produced by Czechoslovakian automaker AZNP at their plant in Mladá Boleslav from 1959 to 1971. It was introduced in January 1959 and was named Octavia as it was the eighth car produced by the nationalised Škoda company.
The saloon was produced until 1964, when it was replaced by the Škoda 1000 MB. An estate version was introduced in 1961, and remained in production until 1971.
The 1,270 kg (2,800 lb) saloons were sold with 1089 cc engines producing 40 bhp (30 kW), later 50 bhp (37 kW), and 1221 cc engines with 45-55 bhp (34-41 kW). The slightly heavier estate wagons at 1,365 kg (3,009 lb) were all shipped with 1.2 litre engines. The top speed was 110 to 115 km/h (68 to 71 mph).
The Octavia name was resurrected in 1996 for a new model.
Appearances in Pop Culture
The Škoda Octavia appears in the Finnish video game My Summer Car in the estate form.
- Cardew, Basil (1966). Daily Express Review of the 1966 Motor Show. London: Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd.
- The first Octavia was produced fifty years ago 2 February 2009 Škoda Auto press release retrieved 24 April 2009
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|Coupé / cabrio||450||Felicia||1000MBX / 1100MBX||110 R||Garde||Rapid 130 / 135 / 136|
|Small family car||1101 / 1102 'Tudor'||440 'Spartak'||Octavia||1000MB / 1100MB||100 / 110||105 / 120 / 125|
|445||Octavia Super||Octavia Kombi||130 / 135 / 136|
|Family car||1200||1201||1202 (Kombi / Pickup)|
|Large family car||Superb 3000|
|Sports car||Sport||120 S||130 RS||130 LR|
|Supersport||1100 OHC||F3||1100 GT||130 L/A|
|Van / minibus||1203||Škoda TAZ|