The Felicia was introduced in 1959 as a 2-door convertible, replacing the Škoda 450. Able to seat five persons, it was equipped with a folding hood and an optional plastic hardtop. It was offered with a 1089 cc four-cylinder engine, however a Felicia Super model was introduced in 1961, powered by a larger 1221 cc four-pot. A total of 14,863 Felicias were produced.
It was based on the 1959–1971 Skoda Octavia, pictured below.