Skoda Favorit promotional film 1988
Wonderful 1980's promotional film of the very first Favorit in 1988. Back
then they would make it into an entire movie. Found it on an old VCR tape I
had lying around, so the quality isn't very good anymore. Thought I'd share
it with you.
Incredible Skoda 100L Deluxe with Just 20,860 Miles - SOLD!
SOLD - MORE URGENTLY REQUIRED
A very rare and complete surviving Skoda 100L Deluxe with just 20,860 miles
from a Main Dealer Skoda showroom.
Bolt-on body parts, front and rear impact zones, chrome bumpers, reversing
lights, childproof locks, anatomically contoured seats, flat fold front
seats for beds X2, two stage heating and cooling, four speed wipers, velour
carpets, three ashtrays, vanity mirror. Shelf space over dash-board, glove
box, interior light, dash dimmer, fuel reserve warning light, brake warning
light, battery charge pilot light.
Finished in the classic Skoda Gold this original example looks striking at
any angle. A beautiful deep shine combined with incredible rarity always
draws crowds and positive admiration. The undamaged chrome bumpers have a
mirror finish and the correct vehicle badging remains intact. The front
Skoda badge has a minor crack. The vehicle has been professionally painted
as 21 years of showroom polishing wore the original coat thin in places.
The Skoda Dealer number plates and rear window sticker are still present.
An amazing survivor.
Being the Skoda 100L Deluxe model the occupants are treated to upgraded
seat covers and velour carpets cover the entire floor. The basic
simplicity of this interior is fantastic and it remains true to the
manufactures design having covered such few miles. The anatomically
contoured seats are immensely comfortable but the top of the driver's seat
has frayed slightly. The door cards and headlining are undamaged and
tight. All the dials, knobs, stalks and controls operate perfectly.
Spacious, quirky and preserved.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The four stroke, four cylinder rear mounted engine had a cubic capacity of
988c.c and produces 48BHP. It performs wonderfully and always starts on
the button. With a top speed of 77.7mph and 0 to 62mph in 24 seconds
progress can only be described as steady but an impressive turn of economy
can be enjoyed at 40.4mpg. The four speed gearbox will initially feel
vague but after a short journey the floor mounted lever soon glides into
gears as familiarity sets in! Exact and true to the manufactures
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
4 ½ J x 14 disc wheels with correct chrome hubcaps. Very minor scuff to
one cover. 155 x 14 tyres with decent tread but old. The direct action
twin circuit hydraulic brake system offers positive and safe stopping
power. Disc brakes at the front and drum brakes in the rear.
Supplied new by Newton Motors Main Skoda Distributors in Ilford, Essex,
this vehicle returned to them in exceptional condition after the original
owner covered less than 20,000 miles. Kept in the showroom as a static
display car it remained pride of place until 2006. An A4 poster on headed
Newton Motors paper and produced by a type writer gives a brief history of
the vehicle with an important note at the bottom, 'NB NOT FOR SALE'! Only
owned by two enthusiasts since it left its sheltered life, one of which was
a local gentleman also from Ilford who always promised himself he would buy
All keys are present along with the original Drivers and Maintenance
Manual, Workshop Manual and correct Sales Brochure featuring the exact car
in the same period colour.
A unique opportunity to enjoy a fascinating, rear engine Skoda with
wonderful history and preserved charm.