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News: One-of-one 1935 Škoda 935 Dynamic fully restored for the first time in 80 years

The Škoda museum has just completed extensive restoration work on the 935 Dynamic, a unique prototype that was presented to the public for the first time at the 1935 edition of the Prague Motor Show.

Škoda developed and built the 935 Dynamic in order to learn more about aerodynamics. The sedan boasted a highly futuristic-looking body whose design borrowed more than a few cues from the much bigger Tatra 77, and it tipped the scale at just 1,170 kilos (less than 2,600 pounds) because it was built using both steel and aluminum. The 935 stretched 486 centimeters (191 inches) long, 168 meters (66 inches) wide and 154 centimeters (60 inches) tall.

Following the Prague show, the 935 Dynamic was used as a rolling test bed by Škoda’s research and development department until 1939. It was then sold to a private owner and re-purchased by Škoda in 1968 when the car maker decided to open up a museum. The 935 was one of the first ten cars in the company’s museum.

Restoration work began in 2012. The 935 is entirely stock, down to the original gray paint job, and Škoda says it is fully functional. Power comes from a 2.0-liter flat-four engine that makes 55 horsepower. Interestingly, the four is mounted between the passenger compartment and the rear axle, making the 935 mid-engined, and it is accessed by simply removing the rear bench. A 300-liter (45.5-cubic foot) trunk is found up front.

All photos were provided by Škoda’s archives department.

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