Škoda Rapid? Yes, a Škoda Rapid (we had to look it up, too). For those too lazy to click through to wikipedia, the Rapid was a two-door fastback based on the Škoda 130 Sedan. With its rear-engine, rear-drive configuration, it was described as a poor man’s Porsche. That’s particularly accurate if you consider the power outputs of early 356s.
Anyway, onto Lowell (or “faberferrum” as you know him)’s Skoda. Actually Skodas, plural. He’s got this great-running 1986 model and a mostly complete, but terminally rusty parts car to go with it, asking $1500 for the pair in his ad on kijiji. More info after the jump:
In his own words:
I’m selling a pair of Skoda Rapid coupes, the good one is a 1986, the other is a parts car. I also have several boxes of spares. There’s also a rear window louver, and a ‘Surprising Skoda’ windshield banner, both uninstalled, to gussy it up in true eighties style.
There’s no radio, but I just got the heater working good this weekend. A while back I replaced the heater hoses, which run the length of the car – 8 ft long, the both of them! I’ve welded up the rust in the floors, still is a bit to do on the driver’s rocker panel. The carpets literally turn to dust when I touch them, so I didn’t bother putting them back in, but kept them for patterns. Runs great, I drove it all summer.
Has a Weber carburetor, recently gone through and tuned up. New spark plugs and wires, new air filter, battery is only 1 year old. Has a removable moonroof, makes the cabin light and airy. Oil change last week. Tires are good, two winter tires on the front, two new motomaster tires on the back. Paint is cracked here and there.
Comes with another Rapid parts car, already fitted with a tow bar for easy moving.
Dead simple to work on, comes with a Haynes manual.
I have a set of basically new studded Hankook iPikes I could throw in for the right deal.
The biggest catch
aside from it being two Škodas? He’s located waaaay up north in rural Saskatchewan. Still, he’s motivated to move them, and what would be a cooler (literally) roadtrip that driving a Škoda towing another Škoda from Saskatchewan? If you’re interested, hit him up via his kijiji ad or at firstname.lastname@example.org.