Monday, December 14, 2015

Jaromír Jágr's: 1989 Skoda Favorit 136L

Price inflation due to celebrity ownership of man made goods is indeed an odd phenomenon.  Take the Skoda Favorit, for example, an oddly named beast because it is the favorite car of no man/woman -- ever.  Even the nicest example isn't worth more than a few 6-packs of Pilsner Urquell, but find one that was once owned by Europe's most successful soccer player and it'll be worth millions...however, how does that scale when it comes to a second tier sport like ice hockey?  Will anyone be willing to drop fifty large on Jaromír Jágr's first car?  Find this 1989 Skoda Favorit 136L offered for $50,000 here on eBay located in Kladno, Czech Republic with a few hours to go.  Tip from Hunter.

Jágr is certainly one of the greatest to ever lace up a boot with a blade on the bottom -- is currently the oldest player in the NHL at the ripe old age of 43, holds records for things like most game winning goals, most career overtime goals, oldest player to score more than 60 points in a season....but fifty grand for a Skoda Favorit..maybe if it came with a collection of Jágr's game winning pucks, or big bag of gold in the trunk.

The Eastern European supermini has the odd distinction of being designed by Bertone, but don't let that fool you into think it is anything but a Cold War era econobox built in the republic formerly known as Czechoslovakia.

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  1. Canada's national sport is a second tier sport? Aghhhhhh. $50k is a crack pipe price.

    1. Actually, until 20 years ago Canada's official national sport was Lacrosse:

      But I digress... yeah the seller of this car has sniffing Skoda exhaust fumes.

    2. Canada has two official sports, one for winter and one for summer. The summer national sport is lacrosse but the winter national sport is hockey.

  2. Wonder if there are any formerly owned by Craig MacTavish cars out there?

    1. Not very desirable because his cars never shift out of neutral...

    2. But you never have to wear a helmet in them.

  3. Don't let anybody fool you. Skodas were by far the best cars from behind the iron curtain. (Except for Tatras, and maybe you might have a Wartburg fetish). Not a high bar, but the Czechs were almost definitely maybe making the best stuff out of any of the Warsaw Pact nations.

    This was probably better built than a lot of contemporary econoboxes, like a Mazda 323, or a or Citation, or whatever Fiats and Alfas from the 80's that rusted away into obscurity.

    The price might be worth it if you could hang out with Jagr for a day, but I bet you wouldn't have to pay him that much.

  4. I'll have to mullet over...


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