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Lot 352
1972 Saab Sonett III coupé

Sold for € 19,550 (US$ 21,671) inc. premium
1972 Saab Sonett III coupé
Châssis n° 977 2500 1063
Moteur n° 228401S

Présentée en 1970, la Sonett III était un joli petit coupé deux places en fibre de verre, dessiné par le styliste italien Sergio Coggiola et adapté pour la construction en série par l'ingénieur suédois Gunnar A. Sjögren. Elle était animée par le moteur Ford V4 de 1500 cm3 jusqu'en 1971 quand le 1 700 cm3 fut monté en série et, quand la production prit fin, en 1974, il en avait été construit 8368 unités.

Livrée neuve aux États-Unis dans sa livrée jaune d'origine, cette Sonett III 1700 cm3 a été immatriculée le 15 septembre 1972 et affiche 56.000 miles au compteur. Le dossier historique qui l'accompagne contient les factures d'entretien de l'époque où la voiture était aux États-Unis, dans les années 1970, avec copies de ses papiers d'immatriculation et de son titre de propriété californien. La Sonett arriva plus tard en Belgique et fut achetée en 2005 par son actuel propriétaire, l'ancien importateur Saab en Belgique. Il a fait restaurer la voiture, changeant sa couleur originale pour du noir et refaisant garnir l'intérieur en cuir beige pour un prix avoisinant les 15.000 € (voir photographies et factures au dossier). La boîte de vitesse a été refaite en 2011. La voiture, immatriculée en 2007, est vendue avec une brochure Sonett et d'autres informations relatives au modèle, le livret d'entretien, un jeu de photographie avant restauration, des fiches d'engagements en rallye et une carte d'identité FIVA (2008).

Sans réserve

1972 Saab Sonett III Coupé
Chassis no. 977 2500 1063
Engine no. 228401S

Introduced in 1970, the Sonett III was a pretty glassfibre-bodied two-seater coupé penned by Italian stylist Sergio Coggiola, with production engineering adaptations by Swedish designer Gunnar A Sjögren. The Sonett III was powered by the 1,500c Ford V4 engine up to 1971 when the 1,700cc unit was standardised, and by the time production ceased in 1974, a total of 8,368 cars had been made.

Delivered new in the USA and original finished in yellow, this 1,700cc Sonett III was first registered on 15th September 1972 and currently displays a total of 56,000 miles on the odometer. The accompanying history file contains detailed maintenance invoices relating to the car's time in the USA dating back to the 1970s, together with registration records and a copy of the State of California Certificate of Title. The Sonett later came to Belgium and in 2005 was purchased by the current owner, the country's former SAAB importer. He had the car restored, changing the colour to black and having the interior re-trimmed in beige leather at a cost of approximately €15,000 (see photographs and invoices on file). The gearbox was overhauled in 2011. Last registered in 2007, the car is offered with a Sonett brochure and other related information; the original service book; assorted pre-restoration photographs; rally entry document; and a FIVA identity card (2008).

No reserve.

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