Cool Wall: 1955-1959 Škoda 440/445/450

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1955-1959 Škoda 440/445/450


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Poll 1439: 1955-1959 Škoda 440/445/450 nominated by @conic
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Body type: 2 door saloon-2 door convertible.
Engine & power: 440 Spartak (1955–1959) - 1089 cc, 29 kW (39 PS; 39 hp) at 4,200 rpm
445 (1957–1959) - 1221 cc, 33 kW (45 PS; 44 hp) at 4,200 rpm
450 (1957–1959) - 1089 cc, 37 kW (50 PS; 50 hp) at 5,500 rpm
Torque: 54 lb-ft (440)
Weight: 935 kg
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Drivetrain: FR
Additional Information:
The 440 and 445 had the saloon body type. The 450 is the convertible - The 440/445 were replaced by the Octavia and the 450 was replaced by the Felicia in 1959. - Popularly known as "Spartak" in its home county (at the time) of Czechoslovokia.
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I have something of a fondness for Czech cars. Tatras more than Skodas usually, due to the weirdness of the former, but this is a stylish enough car for its era, I like it a bit more than the contemporary (eh, slightly later) Renault we polled recently. Low cool to this little 2-door sedan. I don't know if I like the styling better on the convertible or not, I think the sedan's fascia is better but the convertible has better lines.
 
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JohnBM01

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I didn't know of Skoda until they entered the World Rally Championship circa 2002. So therefore, I can't comment on any experience with any Skoda 2001 or earlier. Pretty cool car! Kind of cute in a way also. I will call Cool on this Czech car.
 
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I'm going Meh, its nice because its old but not particularly attractive or interesting. Side note 50hp from an 1100 was 5hp more than VW were getting from the same size engine, when they bought Škoda in 1991.
 
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Side note 50hp from an 1100 was 5hp more than VW were getting from the same size engine, when they bought Škoda in 1991.
Interesting bits like this are my favorite thing about running the wall.
 
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
I love 50s cars, and this is not the exception.
The sedan convinces me a bit more than the convertible. I still think that a SZ is more than I would like to give to this car, so High Cool.