1961 Saab 95 break

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Lot 350
1961 Saab 95 break

Sold for € 17,825 (US$ 19,602) inc. premium
1961 Saab 95 break
Châssis n° 2977

Fondée à la fin des années 1930 pour construire des avions, Svenska Aeroplan AB (SAAB), diversifia ses activités dans le domaine de l'automobile à la fin de la seconde guerre avec la présentation de son premier modèle, la 92, en juin 1947. La partie technique de la Saab 92 présentait de nombreuses similitudes avec la DKW d'avant-guerre, avec sa traction avant entrainée par un moteur bicylindre deux temps monté transversalement. Sa carrosserie aérodynamique témoignait clairement de 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 qu'on trouvait d'autres éléments de son caractère novateur 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, il resta en production jusqu'à la fin des années 1970, la dernière version étant la 96. Le moteur Ford V4 allemand de 1,5 litre avait été adopté par la 96 en 1966, devenant la seule motorisation après l'abandon des moteurs deux temps en 1968.

Immatriculée le 15 septembre 1961, le véhicule proposé est une version break de la Saab 95. Mécaniquement identique à la berline 96 contemporaine, il partage le moteur deux temps longitudinal, mais avec une boîte de vitesses à quatre rapports montée en série. Achetée en 2005 par le vendeur, l'ancien importateur Saab pour la Belgique, la voiture est vendue avec la facture d'achat de 2005, un ancien contrôle technique, et des papiers d'immatriculation belges.

Sans réserve

1961 SAAB 95 Estate
Chassis no. 2977

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'. Ford-Germany's 1.5-litre V4 engine was first introduced on the '96' in 1966, becoming the sole option when the two-strokes were dropped in 1968.

First registered on 15th September 1961, the vehicle offered here is an example of the SAAB 95 estate car. Mechanically identical to the contemporary '96' saloon, it shared that model's longitudinal two-stroke engine but came with the four-speed gearbox as standard. Purchased in 2005 by the current owner, the former SAAB importer for Belgium, the car is offered with the 2005 purchase invoice, old technical control document and Belgian registration papers.

No reserve.

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