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1963 Škoda 1202 STW De Luxe [Typ 981]

1963 Škoda 1202 STW [Typ 981] in Olsen-banden og Dynamitt-Harry, Movie, 1970 IMDB

Class: Cars, Wagon — Model origin: CZ

1963 Škoda 1202 STW De Luxe [Typ 981]

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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DynaMike NL

2009-07-14 12:11

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1961 Škoda 1202.

Illousion SE

2009-07-14 12:52

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What the hell happened to it?

truckface NO

2009-07-14 19:49

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Illousion wrote What the hell happened to it?

It was supposed to be a pile-up. They most likely used junk heaps as stand-ins.

-- Last edit: 2012-08-06 12:16:43

Lateef NO

2010-10-12 11:23

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Sadly, most of these old Skodas were rusted junk heaps at the time the movie was filmed, after only nine years or less. The Skodas were very popular cars in Norway in the 1960s due to them being very cheap new cars, soon as severe quality problems turned out to be true, sales soon dropped. Here's another example of a Skoda that died young: /vehicle_280250-Skoda-Felicia-Typ-994-1961.html

ingo DE

2010-10-12 11:39

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It was not typical for Skoda's or for Norway, that in the 60ies and 70ies quite young cars were wrecked. The main problem was indeed the rust. The rust-conservation became better since the early 80ies.
If you look on pics of junkyards from that times, you'll see many cars there, which sometimes were only five, six or seven years old. I remember this from my childhood, too.
It was far away from today, where in Germany it's said about the age of cars "Das verflixte 13.Jahr" ("The darned 13th year"). This is the most common age for a car here, for going to the junkyard.

But sure, in Western countries, Eastern cars had no big reputation. In West Germany the back-engine Skoda's was always the cheapest car on the market. I remember from scrap-yard-visits from the late 80ies (before the Wall felt down), that Skodas were always the youngest cars there (6, 7 years old).

cl82 DE

2010-10-12 15:33

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That's correct. I have to defend Skoda here as well. The Rekord just behind is from the same model year and certainly from the junkyard, too. I really can't imagine that Skoda's paintwork was worse than Opel-standard.

ingo DE

2010-10-12 15:49

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Especially the Opels and Fords from that years had the reputation as worst rust-monsters. VW was seen as a bit more solid, Borgward, BMW and Mercedes, too. The most solid body-quality had Volvo in the 60ies.

I must correct mayself a bit: the classic Skodas like Felicia and Octavia had indeed not a bad image back then in the West, seen as reliable and made with a good workmanship. Later on, when the MB- and 100-Series with the back engines were released, the Skoda-reputation collapsed.

-- Last edit: 2010-10-12 15:50:51

RomanCZ CZ

2013-06-05 16:19

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In Czechoslovakia, these cars had to serve for decades. For Škoda models with separate chassis, factory always produced substantial amount of spare bodyworks. When original carroserie was eaten by rust, it was replaced by spare one on original chassis. These 50s and 60s models were in Czechoslovakia quite common even in late 80s (as far as I can remember :). Unfortunatelly, after Velvet revolution, these "oldtimers" were replaced by cheap used western cars. Now even Škoda 100 are rare vehicles in Czech republic, not to mention Š 1200 or 1202.

Weasel1984 PL

2013-07-13 14:20

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"de Luxe"

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