Ljudmil Slavov transformed this iconic car into a futuristic and funky roadster. “The POPULAR MONTE CARLO is one of the most beautiful cars ever made, and I found its history fascinating as well. It is incredibly elegant and tasteful,” says Ljudmil, explaining the reasons for choosing this particular icon from the history of ŠKODA. And no wonder: the coupé version is a legendary Czech car.
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Coincidentally, the ŠKODA Museum is just preparing to renovate the roadster version to restore it to the glory the coupé enjoys. As Ljudmil examines the car, he immediately explains that he decided to pick the roadster, because that version makes it easier to show off the car’s interior design as well.
“The original roadster’s interior is elegant and practical – I can see the continuity that has lasted to the present day. Functionality, practicality, elegance and purity remain our fundamental principles today,” the designer says. The POPULAR had a speedometer in the middle of the dashboard, and Ljudmil retained this detail, bringing it up-to-date as a kind of hologram. On either side there were storage compartments, but the designer replaced these with modern displays giving readouts of all the information necessary for the car’s occupants.