SAAB 1957

Sweden

93 – end of prod.
94 Sonett – end of prod.
93B – September
 


Saab 93

 

Amerykańska ekspansja firmy została w tym roku wsparta zwycięstwem w jednym z tamtejszych rajdów w ubiegym roku. Sprzedaż na tamtym rynku osiągnęła poziom 1410 sztuk, co stanowi 14% całej produkcji samochodów.


Saab introduced seatbelts as an option for cars on the Swedish market. A Fitchel & Sachs Saxomat clutch was offered for the first time on the 1957 Saab 93. The Saxomat enables clutchless gear changing between second and third gears. 14% of the whole production was exported into the USA.

93B, was shown for the first time on 2 September.

 


93


3 cyl., 2 stroke, 748 cc, 33 hp; wb: 2488 mm
 


Saab 93


Saab 93


Saab 93


Saab 93

 


94 Sonett Super Sport


3cyl., 2 stroke, 748 cc, 58 hp; wb: 220 cm
 


94

 

The chassis of Sonetts 2 to 6 were made of sheet steel rather than aluminium and were completed in the Spring of 1957. In May 1957, Saab was looking to begin series production of the Sonett at Jensen in Britain. Jensen produced the P1800 for Volvo. A combination of Mr. Jensen's reluctance to visit Saab in Sweden and the fact that British built cars were perceived poorly by the Americans (Saab's intended major export market) led Svante Holm to award the contract to ASJ. By November 1957 Saab intended to produce 2,000 Sonetts each year at the rate of 200 per month each with a light-metal body and a folding roof. However, no production resulted as just before 1958 competition rules were revised to permit the tuning of standard production cars. Saab no longer required a specific sports model.


93B


3 cyl., 2 stroke, 748 cc, 33 hp; wb: 2488 mm
 

 


93 B (Wielka Enc. Sam. 188, Motor 57/6-10, 35-7


93B – American advert

 


Zwycięstwo (Carlsson) w Rajdzie 1000 Jezior (93).