Skoda 1201 Station Wagon – SOLD

Posted on 21.4.2021 / 222
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Listing Type : Cars
Item Type : Retro Cars
Attention : SOLD!!
Make : Skoda
Model : 1201 STW
Year : 1957
Item Location (Country) : Finland

Skoda 1201 Station Wagon – SOLD

Two owner vehicle, with known history from new!

The Škoda 1201 was a family car produced by Czechoslovakian automaker AZNP at their plant in Mladá Boleslav. Saloon and estate versions were offered along with a panel van. The car was released in 1954 as a successor to the Škoda 1200. It inherited its predecessor’s steel ponton format body. One difference was the fitting of flashing turn signal indicators, whereas the 1200 had incorporated semaphore style trafficators in its front wings: subsequent retro-fitting of flashing indicators to old 1200s has left this as an imperfect method for distinguishing between the two models, however.

The car was powered by a four-cylinder 1221 cc ohv water-cooled engine producing at maximum power 33 kW (45 PS) at 4,200 rpm. The four-speed gear-box included synchromesh on the top three ratios, power being delivered to the rear wheels via a jointed prop shaft. Top speeds of between 90 km/h (56 mph) and 105 km/h (65 mph) were quoted.

The 1201 was available as a four-door saloon and as a three- or five-door station wagon. A panel van (light delivery van) and pick-up truck version were also produced.

Production ended in 1961, which was also the year in which production began of the successor model, the Škoda 1202. It was widely exported to western nations; most cars remaining in Czechoslovakia went to government or taxi usage, with a very small number being sold to private owners.

 

This Skoda 1201 was registered new on 22.01.1957, it has only had two owners and its history is known.

It was purchased new by Mr. Pelttari here in Finland, he used it mainly to transport eggs to the local market.

I have the original registration book from 1957, in this book you will find the original owner’s details and vehicle details. Also, it is stamped with all its annual inspections (MOT/TUV), the last inspection was on 01.07.1967.

In 1968 Mr. Pelttari put the car is storage as he did not have the money to fix the following issues, rust to the inner sills, rust on the front wings and the prop shaft centre bearing. The bearing was the main reason for putting the car in storage as it could not be driven, there was a terrible grinding noise. Unfortunately, he never found the time or money to have it fixed and it sat in the garage until 2014.

In 2014 it was purchased by the second owner Mr. Jokinen, he spent the next five years restoring the car in his spare time as it is something that he always wanted to do. Body repairs, paint and rear bench seat recovering were carried out by professionals.

It was completed in 2019 and then registered with the Finnish Museum register.

I have many detailed photos that will give a good explanation as to the condition, also a walk around video. Just ask if you would like to see them.

The car is fully road worthy and ready to be enjoyed, I have driven it and it drives very well. I will still be using it on and off prior to being sold.

This Skoda 1201 Station Wagon is in Finland and can be shipped worldwide!

Please know that I will help you in every way possible with the purchase. I have good contacts for shipping the vehicle all over the world. If you would like to come and view the vehicle before purchasing that would be great but if it isn’t possible to come and view I will do my best to give you as much information and as many photos as you require. I purchase a lot from foreign countries, so I know exactly the situation you are in.

Regards
Jason Holland
Koskin Import OY Ltd
www.koskinimport.com

www.facebook.com/koskin.import

 

Vehicle Features
Air Conditioner
Alloy Wheels
Automatic Climate
Bottle Holder
Brake Assist
CD Player
Chrome Grille
Cruise Control
Digital Clock
DVD Player
Fuel Warning
Heater
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