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1973 Škoda 110 R [Typ 718K]

1973 Škoda 110 R [Typ 718K] in Legendy PRL, Non-fiction TV, 2005-2017 Ep. 1.06

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: CZ

1973 Škoda 110 R [Typ 718K]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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fck PL

2011-02-27 14:26

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130rapid PL

2011-02-27 14:30

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Actually it's puzzle car mixing elements from different model years. Of course, has aftermarket door mirrors.

ingo DE

2011-02-27 14:50

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130rapid wrote Of course, has aftermarket door mirrors.

For me a fact not to accept the status of a classic for this car. Just a cobbled old clunker. :o
Same with supermarket-hubcaps, glass-sunroofs and even anachronistic radios. All this junk shows, that the owner is no real enthusiast. The lack of money is just a lame subterfuge, the lack of knowledge and interest counts more.

And this unoriginal plastic-shit is a defintive eveidence, that the whole car is a wreck. Who mounts plastic supermarket-mirrors on classic cars, cobbles around everywhere else. At such cars you always can forget the whole electricity and the body-parts, too.

Cars like the Skoda, we have here, are only worth for wrecking for spare parts. Always and every time.

Weasel1984 PL

2011-02-28 15:37

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He could buy the car in such condition and do not have money (yet) to restore its original appearance.

ingo DE

2011-02-28 15:54

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With such unoriginal cobbled cars a restoration back to a mint original condition is nearly impossible, the financial time- and work-effort for sure not maintainable. Only for real rare and valuable stuff.
A rusty, but complete and original car is always a better choice than a clunker, on which several people, blessed with the lack of knowledge and money, have muddled along.

Cars like that above my have a good use for a newbie, to make his first experience with that, or for a freak, to take it as a winter-car (and wreck it afterwards) - but to take it for a restoration will have a total disaster as a result! :o

130rapid, as our expert here, who already pointed out, that this is a wild puzzle of a plenty of non-original parts, will surely agree.

Weasel1984 PL

2011-02-28 15:56

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Maybe he will. But better any 110 R than none. This car is nearly not to find in Poland.

ingo DE

2011-02-28 16:11

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Also a very rare car in other countries, as we talked about here: /vehicle_330247-Skoda-110-R-Typ-718K-1975.html
(btw.: which was the biggest export-market for the Skoda R-Coupé?) - but the fact, this it's one of the few survivors of a very rare car, is for sure not a reasoning, that a restoration will be senseful. And neither, that it's/will be a valuable car anyways. An always repetitive experience, I made subsistinly during the last 20 years...

But there the meanwhile lost pic, mentioned in the other thread of the Cabriolet: http://img602.imageshack.us/i/img3537b.jpg/

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Weasel1984 PL

2011-02-28 16:16

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110 R is even more rare here, as it was never officially sold here for some reasons. A bit strange, as there was market (not so big of course) for coupes of the "west origin" (for example Triumphs Heralds, later Fiats 850, 128 or some R15's, not to mention individual imports), so cheaper Skoda for sure also would find some customers.
Later Gardes and 130 Rapid are a different story.

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ingo DE

2011-02-28 16:29

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It was the first COMECON-made car, I've ever sat in (and for many years the only one) :) An uncle had a green 110R in the mid-70ies, and as a car-crazy little boy, who must have to seat in every car of any acquaintances, I've nerved him so long, until he made a ride with me around the quarter :) Though I'd been a grammar school-boy back then, I've noticed, that it was something real rare.

130rapid PL

2011-02-28 18:32

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The price tag and quality snags could be the answer for 110R's absence on Polish market.

Basic 100-S was priced 45,000 Kčs, 110-L - 50,200 Kčs, 110-LS - 59,000 Kčs, 110R - 79,000 Kčs.
The tiny coupe 2+2, slower than Polski Fiat 125p 1300, priced 1/3 higher than much useful & twin-fast sedan 110 LS, wasn't something special.

Paradoxically early 110Rs presented lower quality (!) than Mlada Boleslav 'plebeian' cars.

The rust ate 1970-1975 110Rs faster than sedans because deep troubles provisory assembly's organization in expanding Kvasiny factory (Oh no, it wasn't plant!) Uncompleted or bare bodies waited for assembly outdoors by months due to limited place. Uncompleted because the frequent discontinuities of import spare parts (many West European made!) giving the long delays in cars' delivery also.

The largest export markets were Hungary, Germany (mostly West of course), Scandinavia, UK, France, Austria, Italy, etc. In that order.

BTW, Garde and Rapid will become rarer cars than 110R soon because circa 44,600 pcs only made instead 56,700 pcs of 110R.

ingo DE

2011-02-28 20:31

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130rapid wrote Uncompleted because the frequent discontinuities of import spare parts (many West European made!) giving the long delays in cars' delivery also.
The largest export markets were Hungary, Germany (mostly West of course), Scandinavia, UK, France, Austria, Italy, etc. In that order.


The Cabriolet, I've linked before, has the hyper-rare alloy-wheels - made in Western Germany. Recently there was a restoration-story in my oldtimer-magazine. The owner of that Skoda Coupé lives in Eastern Germany and said, that it was impossible in the DDR, only to think about such sophisticated extras. These alloys were only made for Western Europe.
In that article is also said, that only 400 Skoda 110R went to the DDR, so West Germany was a much bigger export-market. For sure, there Skoda could earn real money, not the worthless "Alu-Chips", as the DDR-Mark was named.

P.S. Yes, I'll put this issue in the packet for you, too ;)

130rapid PL

2011-02-28 22:51

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ingo wrote The Cabriolet, I've linked before, has the hyper-rare alloy-wheels - made in Western Germany.


Well, actually I recognize "Apollo" alloys, made in England by "EK Engineering", quite common in Garde/Rapid. :P I have same in my Garde.

This convertible assembled by Lorenz has also British "Minator" wheels even :X

ingo wrote P.S. Yes, I'll put this issue in the packet for you, too ;)


Thanks for memories. :sun:

fck PL

2011-04-22 03:41

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sixcyl FR

2012-08-30 21:28

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