In recent years, cars and coffee meets have become popular amongst car enthusiasts everywhere. If you have attended your local C&C meet you know what is all about but if you haven’t let us tell you what it is. The typical C&C event is held on a big parking lot near some coffee shop and people gathered on weekend mornings, having coffee and talking about cars. Pretty simple but the well-received concept that has gained worldwide popularity.
Of course, wealthy car enthusiast used the meets to show off their newest and expensive acquisitions but true car lovers go there not to see latest Ferraris but to find interesting and rare cars and true gems of the car industry. So, if you one of those people who want to impress with something strange and uncommon, we have a selection of interesting and obscure cars you can buy and be the talk of your next Cars & Coffee meet without spending a fortune.
1. Skoda 110 R
During the `60s, Skoda`s main sedan model was 110, a pretty basic four-door car with a rear-mounted four-cylinder engine. In Eastern Europe in those days, sports cars were almost nonexistent as a category and Skoda wanted to introduce a sports coupe to widen its appeal and export sales. The result was Skoda 110 R, a true sports coupe with a dynamic fastback design and more power.
The 110 R was introduced in 1970 and immediately became very sought after model in whole Eastern Europe. It retained the basic technical layout but had upgraded engine boosting 62 HP. Of course, the performance was diminutive by today`s standards but back in the early `70s in Czechoslovakia, this was a proper sports coupe. Skoda even entered it in rally championships and won a few events. The production lasted until 1980 and over 56,000 examples were made.