5k: Czech Mark: 1983 Skoda 105 Luxe

 The Skoda 105/120/125 was a compact family car built in Czechoslovakia from 1976 through 1990.  Almost two million of the rear-engine rear-drive cars were built to shuttle communist era Czech and Slovak families from their homes to dreary jobs at the salt mines.  Build quality is isn’t going to be great, but somehow I can’t help but want to take it for a spin.  Perhaps you should buy it and then give me a ride so I get it out of my system.  Find this 1983 Skoda 105L offered for $6,500 in New Orleans, LA via craigslist.  Tip from K2 Mystery Car.

The 105 L (L for Luxe) is powered by a rear mounted 1.05 liter inline-4 mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.  A rating of 44 horsepower means you will spend a fair amount of your time with the throttle pegged to the floor, but it is everything you’d need to get around town.  This is a car you’ll want to drive slowly so that gawking pedestrians can check it out.

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