The produced types and categories of the cars
The cars produced in small series
The series production of the vehicles Wikov 7/28 (1927-1932), Wikov 35 (1930-1934) and Wikov 40 (1933-1937) were developed step by step from 1927-1937. From 1933-1940, a lorry Wikov 1 t with regulated engine Wikov 40 was made in many series. (The particular types were marked according to their power engine). In a literature, it is stated that the vehicles – Wikov 7/28 were produced in total about 280 pieces, Wikov 35 around 150 pieces, Wikov 40 about 330 pieces and lorries Wikov 1 t allegedly 450. The stated data are only approximate and possibly even exaggerated estimates because the company files have not been preserved. The production according to the client´s wishes was time-consuming with a relatively limited production capacity.
The vehicle 35 limousine
From a point of a commercial and sports view, a participation of the car makers Wikov was a significant activity in sports races and in car races where gained lots of success and victories with its sports and raced vehicles Wikov 7/28. One of the last two race vehicles, fully reconstructed Wikov 7/28 Supersport, which achieved a speed up to 140kph, was the first Czechoslovak race vehicle, classified at the then Brno Masaryk circuit in 1932.
A sports vehicle Wikov 7/28 roadster, implementation in 1930
Wikov 35 “Kapka” (Drop)
Beside the series production of the vehicles and a few pieces of the sports raced vehicles, there were outstanding and experimental vehicles and prototypes from the beginning of the 1930s. The car maker reacted to the then developing trends in a construction of motor vehicles. The most popular of them was the first Czechoslovak car with aerodynamic bodywork Wikov 35 “Kapka” (“Drop”). With this car, the car maker was willing to help with increasingly clear tendencies to adjust the shape of cars to higher speeds. Although this project was not successful and from the beginning was problematic from the point of applicability at the then road conditions, it showed one of the options of the future development of car bodywork.
The vehicle 35 “Kapka” (Drop), the first Czechoslovak car with an aerodynamic bodywork.
From 1930 to 1931, the car maker built several prototypes of a vehicle Wikov 70, a truly majestic vehicles, which verified its options. It was a car with an in-line, water-cooled eight-cylinder, which had a capacity of 3,845 litres, a power about 67 ,3 hp (51,6 kW) and was based on the Wikov 40 engine. Taking into consideration the size, the vehicle 70 had only a prestigious meaning for the company and it was not thought about the production. It would be too expensive.
The vehicle 70 limousine
Wikov – Baby
From 1932 to 1934, the car maker Wikov returned to a small project of a popular car. It was developed and produced several prototypes of the small vehicle Wikov – Baby which had a spinal frame with an engine placed at the back of the car. This car did not get to the production in view of the fact that the economic analysis its supposed production costs did not correspond with his rentability.