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Skoda Model 30.
October 1955. Skoda 1200.
January 1957.
October 1958. Skoda 440.
October 1959.
October 1961.
October 1964.
October 1965. 1000MB.
Oct 1966.
October 1967. 1000 MB.
October 1989. Skoda Favorit.
October 1991. Skoda Favorit.
October 1982.
October 1986.

This entry relates to Škoda Auto, more commonly known as Skoda, is a Czech automobile manufacturer founded in 1895 as Laurin and Klement. Its headquarters are in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic. Skoda Transportation a.s. is a separate business - website here.

In 1925 Laurin & Klement was acquired by Škoda Works which itself became state owned during the days of the Communist government.

1959 UK importer was E. W. McKenna

1964-65 UK importer was Motor Imports Co

After 1991 it was gradually privatised and in 2000 Škoda became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group.

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