Skoda Popular Special Sport 1934 by Autocult
The mysterious One.
The model series of the manufacturer Škoda, which became mainly known under the addition
‘Popular’, was an extremely long-lasting and quite successful small car
concept. The series premiered in 1934 with the type ‘420 Standard’. Powered by
an 995 cc four-stroke engine with an output of 20 hp the car accelerated up to
85 km/h. The car body made of a mixed construction of wood and steel in a
pleasing, contemporary design met the requirements of those years. Only one
year later, the further development followed, the type ‘420 Rapid’ with a 26
hp-strong drive. In the same year, Škoda
also released the offshoot ‘418 Popular’, which was only fitted with and 18 hp
engine. Also in 1934 the version ‘420 Popular’ was introduced, which in turn
received the original drive with 995 cc and 20 hp.
Whereas the majority of these small cars went on sale at the
dealerships fitted with the standard bodies, also up to 20 copies – other
sources refer to exactly 17 vehicles – were built in the factory to which a
especially aerodynamically designed car body was fitted. The use of aluminium
instead of the usual steel sheet was something special, but above all the shape
impressed. The extremely rounded, harmoniously shaped body of the two-seater
small car ran out discreetly in a small tail fin. At the height of the side
windows, two small hook-out flaps were installed and the engine received its
cooling air through the large, seamlessly fitted radiator grill and lateral air
intakes. From today’s point of view, unorthodoxly, the decision was made to
dispense with a trunk in favor to stow two spare tyres in the rear.
To this day, the background of the production, the purpose
and whereabouts of these vehicles are hardly known.
|Description: ||Skoda Popular Special Sport 1934 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC04027 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road, Concept Cars |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1934 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||September 2020 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces. |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.