Skoda restores historic Coupé
Tuesday, 8 February 2022 at 0:00:00 UTC
Skoda restores historic race car with traditional and new tech
Skoda is marking the 120th anniversary of its motorsport involvement with the restoration of its 1100 OHC Coupé racing car that was built in 1959.
The 1100 has been completely restored using the original chassis and engine, and Skoda has documented the entire process as part of the car’s history.
Using preserved documents from Skoda’s archive, the team were able to accurately measure and restore parts. The work found the car had remarkably little wear, though a new radiator and fuel tank were made.
During the restoration, Skoda Museum’s workshop used the company’s Prototype Centre to make full-size 2D drawings. This allowed the team to compare what they had with original images and discern where work was needed to return the car to its original shape and specification.
The Coupé, which was acquired from a private collector in 2014, will now join its open-cockpit sister model as part of Skoda’s heritage fleet.