The 1935 Škoda that can outshine Bugatti

It's called 935 Dynamic and it's a thing of beauty

After a few years of doom and gloom, Škoda is on the rise again with a full range of perfectly usable modern vehicles. Some people probably don't even have an opinion on Škoda but throughout its 125-year history, the Czech brand - currently part of VW Group - has introduced a variety of interesting and innovative cars and, sometimes, they even built some utterly gorgeous models, such as the 935 Dynamic you see here.

This streamlined prototype was unveiled at 1935 Prague Motor Show and it was essentially a four-door coupe with a very low drag coefficient of just cw=0.37. It was powered by a water-cooled 2-litre four-cylinder boxer engine, positioned in front of the rear axle, which technically made this a rear-engined car, capable of 54 hp and a top speed of 81 mph. The gearbox was also very clever, developed by a French company called Cotal, because it was an electromagnetic four-speed transmission with semi-automatic gear changes. Not bad for a pre-WWII car.

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The 935 gave the company an idea to create a derivative 2-seater sportscar to enter the 1937 Monte Carlo Rally but unfortunately that project never went beyond the blueprints. Škoda only built one 935 Dynamic, which was sold to a private buyer in 1939 who then sold it back to the company in 1960 because Škoda wanted to add this to their collection of historic vehicles.

It's such a shame this car never made it to production. The good news is you can still see the car in the metal, if you want, but in order to do that you're gonna have to travel to the Škoda Museum in Mladá Boleslav, about 30 miles northeast of Prague.

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Comments (14)

  • Best manufacturer in the world

      22 days ago
  • Mine is 1959-1965(?) Skoda Felicia Convertible. Modest power, but gorgeous body. Here is the one I prepared earlier (as they say in TV cooking shows.)!

      21 days ago
  • 100% the car on the photo

      22 days ago
  • I am also from the Czech Republic. We even made something similar. It was manufactured by the Tatra brand, which is today known for the production of trucks. it has an air-cooled V8 at the back and survived the Nazis and Communists. When freedom and capitalism came, the brand near died. so they decided to make best trucks in the world.

    yes, I'm using Google Translator

      14 days ago
  • Too bad communism screwed everything over. Not that they didnt produce decent cars for their place and time but jeez.

      18 days ago

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