Skoda Rapid Images, Technical Specifications Cars & Parts For Sale
When, by July 1945, the Mladá Boleslav factory had been reconstructed, production of Skoda's first post-WWII car, the 1101 series began. It was essentially an updated version of the pre-WWII Skoda Popular. In the autumn of 1945, Skoda (along with all large manufacturers) became part of the planned economy, which meant it was separated from the parent Skoda company. In spite of unfavourable political conditions and losing contact with technical development in non communist countries, Skoda retained a good reputation until the 1960s, producing models such as the Skoda 440 Spartak, 445 Rapid, Felicia and Skoda 1000 MB. Skoda has always been known internationally for building very tough and reliable cars.
In the late 1980s, Skoda (then named Automobilové závody, národní podnik, Mladá Boleslav) was still manufacturing cars that conceptually dated back to the 1960s. Rear engined models such as the Skoda 105/120, Rapid and Rapid sold steadily and performed well against more modern makes in races such as the RAC Rally in the 1970s and 1980s. They won their class in the RAC rally for 17 years running. They were powered by a 130 bhp, 1289 cc engine. In spite of its dated image and being the subject of jokes, the Skoda remained a common sight on the roads of UK and Western Europe throughout the 1970s and 80s.
Sport versions were available for the Rapid, and earlier models, using "Rapid" as the version name. Soft-top versions were also available. The Rapid was once described as the 'poor man's Porsche' and had significant sales success in the UK during the 1980s.
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