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1959-1964 SKODA Octavia specifications

1959-1964 SKODA Octavia specifications Classic and Performance Car

So-called because it was the eighth model line produced by the Czech manufacturer, the Octavia was a rugged, dependable and tough family car. Thoroughly conventional in its engineering, the Octavia was a development of the 1954 440 model.The car was improved during its five-year production run with the 50bhp 1221cc engines in the Super and TS models giving a welcome performance lift over the standard car. Today, there are a surprising number of Octavias still on the road in the UK, and they have an enthusiastic following.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £745
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,500
  • Price (good):
    £2,750
  • Price (average):
    £1,300
  • Price (project):
    £450

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    29.0secs
  • Top speed:
    78.0mph
  • Power:
    43.0bhp
  • Torque:
    51.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, transverse leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4064mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2400mm
  • Width:
    1600mm
  • Height:
    1422mm
  • Weight:
    920kgs

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