1976 SAAB 96L berline
Lot 305
1976 SAAB 96L berline
Sold for €5,175 (US$ 6,455) inc. premium

Lot Details
1976 SAAB 96L berline 1976 SAAB 96L berline 1976 SAAB 96L berline 1976 SAAB 96L berline 1976 SAAB 96L berline 1976 SAAB 96L berline
1976 SAAB 96L berline
Châssis n° 96762005688
Moteur n° 378328

Fondée à la fin des années 1930 pour construire des avions, Svenska Aeroplan AB (SAAB), diversifia ses activités dans la construction automobile à la fin de la seconde guerre avec la présentation de son premier modèle, la 92, en juin 1947. En ce qui concerne sa partie technique, la Saab 92 présentait de nombreuses similarités avec la DKW d'avant-guerre, avec sa traction avant entrainée par un moteur bicylindre deux temps monté transversalement. Sa carrosserie aérodynamique reflétait clairement l'expérience aéronautique de Saab, son étonnant Cd de seulement 0, 32 faisant de la 92 la voiture de série la plus aérodynamique du monde, tandis que d'autres éléments de son caractère novateur pouvaient être trouvés dans sa suspension indépendante par barres de torsion, sa direction à crémaillère et ses freins hydrauliques Lockheed. Le concept était si réussi que, développé au fil des générations, elle resta en production jusqu'à la fin des années 1970, sa dernière version, la 96, recevant un V4 Ford allemand de 1, 5 litre.

Cette Saab 96 L est restée en la possession de son second propriétaire (une dame) à Turnhout en Belgique de 1980 à 2011, avant de passer aux mains du vendeur. Elle n'a parcouru que 10.000 km au cours des dernières 12 années. Restaurée en 2011/2012, la voiture est décrite comme en très bon état général et est vendue avec ses papiers d'immatriculation belges, son contrôle technique et divers anciens papiers d'immatriculation.

Sans réserve.

1976 SAAB 96L Saloon
Chassis no. 96762005688
Engine no. 378328

Founded in the late 1930s to manufacture aircraft, Svenska Aeroplan AB (SAAB) diversified into automobile manufacture at the end of WW2, announcing its first car, the '92', in June 1947. As far as its mechanical underpinnings were concerned, the SAAB 92 bore a distinct resemblance to the pre-war DKW, being a front-wheel-drive design powered by a transversely mounted twin-cylinder two-stroke engine. Its streamlined body though, clearly showed SAAB's aeronautical background, the 92's astounding Cd of only 0.32 making it the world's most aerodynamically efficient production car, while further evidence of advanced thinking could be found in the all-independent torsion bar suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and Lockheed hydraulic brakes. So successful was the design that, progressively developed, it lasted in production until the end of the 1970s, latterly as the '96' with Ford-Germany 1.5-litre V4 engine.

This SAAB 96L remained with its second (lady) owner in Turnhout, Belgium from 1980 to 2011 when it passed to the current vendor. Only some 10,000 kilometres have been covered over the last 12 years. Restored during 2011/2012, the car is described as in generally very good condition and offered with Belgian registration papers, technical inspection, and some older registration documents.

No reserve.



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