<b>1967 SAAB 96</b><br />Chassis no. 432881

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1967 SAAB 96

Sold for US$ 5,600 inc. premium
1967 SAAB 96
Chassis no. 432881

1,498cc V4 Engine
Single Carburetor
65bhp
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
Independent Front with Beam Axle Rear Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Ford Powerplant
*Fresh Upholstery
*Complete powertrain
*Quintessentially Swedish


SAAB

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-liter V4 engine.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This diminutive Swedish creation stands as a wonderful candidate for restoration. While the exterior shows the most age, the body is solid and lacks any major structural fatigue. Under the hood, the Ford Taunus V4 engine can be found connected to its transaxle complete with its accessories. Inside, the seats show with fresh upholstery, leading one to believe that at some point, the restoration had begun but was never finished. Furthermore, the dashboard has retained all its gauges. Given the completeness of the vehicle, this SAAB should be a promising project.

Once completed, this SAAB is sure to be a delight on any northeastern background or cars and coffee event. Hailing from a company who had always gone about things in their own way, the quirky 96 is a model that will continue to be appreciated by enthusiasts for years to come.

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<b>1967 SAAB 96</b><br />Chassis no. 432881
<b>1967 SAAB 96</b><br />Chassis no. 432881
<b>1967 SAAB 96</b><br />Chassis no. 432881
<b>1967 SAAB 96</b><br />Chassis no. 432881
<b>1967 SAAB 96</b><br />Chassis no. 432881
<b>1967 SAAB 96</b><br />Chassis no. 432881
<b>1967 SAAB 96</b><br />Chassis no. 432881
<b>1967 SAAB 96</b><br />Chassis no. 432881
<b>1967 SAAB 96</b><br />Chassis no. 432881
<b>1967 SAAB 96</b><br />Chassis no. 432881
<b>1967 SAAB 96</b><br />Chassis no. 432881
<b>1967 SAAB 96</b><br />Chassis no. 432881
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