1955 SKODA 1200 SEDAN
Barons | 25-Oct-2016 | Classic, Collectors and Sports Cars | Venue : Sandown Park Exhibition Centre Esher, Surrey
Category : Classic Cars
Year : 1955
Engine Size : -
Mileage (miles / km) : 27,055
Colour : Blue
Registration No. : 834 YUA
Chassis No. : # 194930
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 
Classic, Collectors and Sports Cars - Sandown Park Tue 25th Oct 2016, 1:00pm Viewing Times: Mon 24th Oct 2016, 3:00pm - 7:00pm Tue 25th Oct 2016, 9:00am - 1:00pm
 

The Škoda 1200 was a family car produced by AZNP at their plant in Mladá Boleslav. Sedan and station wagons versions were offered. The car appeared in 1952 as a successor to the Škoda 1101. It was the first mass-produced Škoda to use the steel ponton format body. The car was powered by a four-cylinder 1213 cc ohv water-cooled engine producing at maximum power 36 hp at 4,200 rpm. The four-speed gear-box included synchro-mesh on the top three ratios, power being delivered to the rear wheels via a jointed prop shaft. Front suspension was Independent using transverse leaf springs. Rear suspension was independent using transverse leaf springs with floating half-axles. The car had a top speed of 65 mph.
The 1200 was available as a four-door saloon, three-door van or five-door station wagon. There were also about 2,000 ambulances made. Production ended in 1956.
The car was purchased by the vendor approx 20 years ago in the Czech republic. Before importing to the UK it had a full body off restoration (all verified by photographs). Since then it has been on show in the vendors showroom. In 2010 it was on the Skoda stand at the NEC classic car show where it was nominated by classic car weekly as one of their favourite cars of the show. There is a copy of factory build sheet, it shows the car as being built on the 23rd Aug 1955. It was manufactured in RHD for a disabled client. After that there is no more history until purchased by the vendor.