Skoda Octavia 1959-1964

Skoda Octavia 1959-1964

According to a 1959 factory press release, the Octavia was based mechanically on the 440. "It gains admiration at the first glance, due to its classical, purposeful elegance, that has nothing in common with the different extravagances of fashion, that try to attract attention at all costs." Remember: this is about the time the Mini was introduced!

Skoda Octavia

1959 Skoda Octavia

 

 

Another quote from an original Skoda factory press release circa 1959

"EIGHT ADVANTAGES - EIGHT REASONS TO ADMIRE THE OCTAVIA

Elegance of a fine taste. Dependable performance. Scrupulous economy. Safety construction. Comfort, luxury and speed. Efficient coil suspension. Durability for long years to some. Generous selection of accessories. You are looking for all these, you would like to own this very one. And the OCTAVIA is offering it all.

THE SKODA KNOW WHAT YOU ARE AFTER

And they have built their automobiles accordingly these 60 years.
Their cars know the roads, tracks and highways of all the world. Each of their new models is an outstanding technical achievement. So is the new OCTAVIA, one of the most worthy cars of its class. Its elegance will grasp you, its performance will make you enthusiastic, its low fuel consumption will astonish you. The comfort and execution is equal to that of a large sized car. To cut the long story short, the OCTAVIA forms a further outstanding link in the chain of the SKODA success. (sic)"

1963 Skoda Octavia

1963 Octavia model range

1998 Skoda Octavia

1998 Skoda Octavia

A bit too new for this museum site, but it is included here by popular request!