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150204 Iconic Vintage ŠKODAs at the Rétromobile

150204 Iconic Vintage ŠKODAs at the Rétromobile

ŠKODA Media Services: http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869, 293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
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Iconic Vintage ŠKODAs at the Rétromobile

› ŠKODA presents four historical gems at one of the most important
international classic car shows
› Laurin & Klement Voiturette A commemorates the brand’s significant
anniversaries this year
› The carefully renovated ŠKODA Supersport type 966 is one highlight in Paris,
alongside the ŠKODA Popular Sport Monte Carlo and ŠKODA 110R

Mladá Boleslav, 4 February 2015 – ŠKODA traditionally opens the classic car
season at the prestigious Paris Rétromobile classic car show, and this year will
be no exception. 2015 will mark the 40th anniversary of the first Rétromobile.
This year ŠKODA will be taking four gems from their collection to the French
capital – among them the faithful replica of the first model by Laurin & Klement
in Mladá Boleslav – the Voiturette A, built since 1905.

Due to the extraordinary skill of the renovation team at the ŠKODA Museum, Rétromobile
visitors will be able to experience first-hand the unique ŠKODA Supersport type 966
dating back to 1950. The racing car with a cigar-shaped body was the fastest
Czechoslovakian automobile of its day in, reaching speeds of up to 197.7 km/h. Since
2007, the vehicle has been a part of the collection at the ŠKODA Museum where it was
painstakingly restored.

“The replica of the first vehicle ever to be produced in Mladá Boleslav between 1905 and
1907 – the Voiturette A – is also sure to be a crowd magnet to the ŠKODA stand,” says
Michal Velebný, head of the renovation workshop at the ŠKODA Museum. The Laurin &
Klement Voiturette A has a petrol-V-engine with 1005 cm3 displacement under the
bonnet, which gives the car a top speed of 40 km/h (7hp).

The visitors certainly won’t be walking passed the other three vehicles either. The elegant
ŠKODA Popular Monte Carlo Coupé dating back to 1937 is an icon of streamlined
design from the second half of the 1930s, and a tribute to the great achievements of the
driver duo Pohl/Hausman at the famous Monte Carlo Rally in 1936 and 1937. This model
in black is one of the automotive jewels from the collection in Mladá Boleslav, and has
already received many awards for its outstanding condition, including the victory in the
Concours d´Elegance at the Schloss Bensberg Classic 2012 in the rallying category,
which is probably the most important.

The beautifully attractive ŠKODA 110 R Coupé will be at Porte de Versailles,
representing the younger production era of the 1970s. The sporty coupé, based on the
ŠKODA 100 and 110 models, was produced at Kvasiny between 1970 and 1980, and has
recently been rediscovered by collectors for its classic car potential – exactly the kind of
vehicle that attracts experts from around the world to the prestigious fair. The classic car
exhibition in Paris will also be enriched by the modern concept vehicle – the ŠKODA

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ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869, 293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
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VisionC, which offers visitors the chance to experience the future design focus of the
brand from Mladá Boleslav.

The 40th Rétromobile event will be taking place from 4 to 8 February at the Paris Expo
exhibition centre – Porte de Versailles. The car show regularly attracts more than
100,000 visitors from around the world, with 450 exhibitors bringing more than 500
vehicles.

For more information:
Vítězslav Kodym,
Sponsorship & Classic Communications
P +420 326 8 11784
vitezslav.kodym@skoda-auto.cz

Media images:

Iconic Vintage ŠKODAs at the Rétromobile
The unique racing car ŠKODA Supersport type 966
was first presented to fans of the brand last year
after being painstakingly restored.

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Iconic Vintage ŠKODAs at the Rétromobile
The ŠKODA Popular Monte Carlo Coupé is one of
the most beautiful cars from the second half of the
1930s.

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ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869, 293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
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ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
Superb.
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The VW Group is one of the most successful automotive groups
in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles,
as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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Published: 10. 5. 2016