1953 Saab 92 B De Luxe berline

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Lot 349
1953 Saab 92 B De Luxe berline

Sold for € 10,350 (US$ 11,391) inc. premium
1953 Saab 92 B De Luxe berline
Châssis n° 06941

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. En 1955, la 93, équipée d'un trois cylindres en ligne deux temps de 748 cm3 et d'une suspension modernisée, venait enrichir la gamme.

Propriété actuelle de l'ancien importateur Saab en Belgique, cette berline 92 B, remisée, n'a pas roulé pendant les 20 dernières années et n'est pas en état de marche, et exigera une révision ou une restauration. Le compteur affiche actuellement un total de 58.652 kilomètres. La documentation fournie comprend la facture d'achat émise par Saab automobile ab, diverses lettres datant des années 1980 et deux photos d'époque.

Sans réserve

1953 SAAB 92B De Luxe Saloon
Chassis no. 06941

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. In 1955 the '93' was added to the range, boasting an inline 748cc three-cylinder two-stroke engine and revised suspension.

Currently owned by the former SAAB importer for Belgium, this 92B saloon has been off the road in storage for the last 20-plus years and is presented in non-running condition, in need of re-commissioning/restoration. A total of 58,652 kilometres is currently displayed on the odometer. Accompanying documentation consists of a 1979 purchase invoice from Saab automobile ab, assorted correspondence dating from the 1980s, and two period photographs.

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