Skoda is a Czech automobile manufacturer that was founded in 1895 as Laurin & Klement. They were established as an arms manufacturing plant. After World War I, in 1919, the company had its own automobile department and began building cars under license. A few years later, in 1925, they began producing cars under their own name.
The company's first post-World War II car was the 1101 series. It was basically an updated version of the pre-World War II Skoda Popular. It had a steel body on a wooden frame mounted on a backbone chassis. The 1101 Series was available as a police car, delivery van, roadster, ambulance, or Jeep for the armed forces. A 'Tudor' two-door body style and four-door version were also available and most of these were exported to Europe, South America, Africa, and Australia.
Powering was from a 1089cc 4-cylinder engine offering 32 horsepower and mated to a four-speed gearbox with synchromesh on third and fourth gear. Top speed was achieved at just over 60 mph.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2017
The 1101 Series was in production from 1946 through 1949 with 66,904 examples produced.