Skoda 932 1932 Black by Autocult
forgotten People’s Car?
The idea for this particular
passenger car dates back to 1932 and embodied Škoda’s search for a lightweight,
economical and, above all, for everybody affordable at the time. The design was
assigned to the Russian engineer Vsevolod Korolkov, who is said to have given
the prototype the nickname ‘Kadlomobil’ in honor of the plant manager, eng. Dr.
The location of the engine in the rear
alone was ahead of its time, as we know today. Also the categorization of the
car as a so-called ‘People’s Car’ testifies the foresight of the designer. Not
only the arrangement of the 1.5 liter, 30 hp-strong engine was unusual at the
time, also the look of the car was quite in need of getting used to. The only
slight difference between the front and the rear end made it difficult to
differ where the front and where the rear was at first sight.
The rear end was made by – also visually
unusual – a ventilation grill, behind which a propeller provided the needed air
for cooling the engine. While opening the front truck, immediately the spare
wheel came into view – even at that time by no means common.
The Type 932 had probably dominated
the company’s activities in Mladá Boleslav over the
years 1932 and 1933. Ultimately, the project was rejected and most probably came
back in some minds in the last years of the 1930s, when the development of the
KdF-car (Volkswagen Beetle) was widely propagated. In those moments, some might
have wondered whether their earlier, own rear engine concepts were not too far
ahead of its time and whether it might not have been a great success after all.
|Description: ||Skoda 932 1932 Black |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC06052 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Concept Cars, Road |
|Colour: ||Black |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1932 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||September 2022 |
|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.