Saab 1960

93F (748cc, 33 hp, wb: 2488 mm) – end of prod.
GT 750 (748 cc, 50/55 hp, wb: 2488 mm)
96 (841 cc, 38 hp; wb: 2488 mm) – new model
95 (841 cc, 38 hp; wb: 2488 mm)


Saab 96


Saab at Chicago Motor Shown in the USA.

 

Nowy model 96 ma silnik o pojemności silnika 841 cm³, zaś moc do 38 KM. Większa szyba tylna, większe tylne lampy. Kombi 95 mieści 7 osób w 3 rzędach. Dwie ostatnie siedzą tyłem do kierunku jazdy.


The 93 1960 model received the designation 93F, the F denoting new front hinged doors, a feature of the 93, the GT750 and later the 95. The 93F represents the final year of production of the 93. Only 600 or so Saab 93F models were built, each with mudguards at the rear wheels and a larger capacity cooling system. 52,731 examples of all 93 models were built.

Starting with Chassis No. 43,629, some 605 GT750s were manufactured between 1958 and 1960 - some with the 93F body and four speed gearbox. 546 units were shipped to the US and probably fewer than twenty or so remaining in Sweden.

Project 93C, as it was known within Saab, culminated in the announcement of the new Saab 96 at a Stockholm press conference on 17 February 1960. The Saab 96, feature a new 841cc, 38hp three-cylinder two-stroke engine seen for the first time last year in the new 95 estate model. The 96 is not completely new – the front is relatively unchanged from its predecessor, the 93, but the rear is extensively redesigned to incorporate a 117% larger rear screen, a wider backseat, larger luggage compartment, a new fuel tank and larger rear lights.

4 February: Saab completes its purchase of ANA, AB Nyköpings Automobilfabrik, which with its nationwide sales organization takes over the Saab sales operation in Sweden from September. A subsidiary company was formed in Britain, Saab GB Ltd.
Saab had reported an overall sales increase of 42% in Sweden for 1960.

AMONG the exhibits at the International Motor Show in New York, which ends on Sunday, is a SAAB G.T. with a four-speed gearbox. A prototype of the four-speed SAAB 750 raced at Le Mans last year, finishing 12th in the general classification, and now this gearbox is to be standard on the G.T. model.
(The Autocar, April'60)



Saab 96


Saab 96


Saab 96


Saab 95


Saab 96


Saab 96


Saab 96


Saab 96

 


Zwycięstwo (Bremer) w Rajdzie 1000 Jezior (96).
Zwycięstwo (Carlsson/ Turner) w rajdzie R.A.C. (96).
Zwycięstwo (Skogh/ Skogh) w Rajdzie Szwedzkim (96).

Formula Junior of 1959 was an International class for single-seat racers with engines from standard road cars. In 1960, some enthusiasts at Saab's combined testing and competition department decided to have a go at Formula Junior - even though the engine was well below the permitted displacement of 1100cc. Taking an approach that was different to the conventional was not unusual for Saab and this case was no different. The engineers at Saab constructed an advanced monocoque car in contrast to the space frame designs of their competitors. The three-cylinder two-stroke was installed, horizontally, in the front of the gearbox in the front of the car. The Saab Formula Junior was, naturally, driven by the front wheels. Engine output was around 86hp but the weight distribution of the car put 70% at the front. The Formula Junior was fast on the straights and could brake later than its competitors but it suffered from excessive understeer on the corners. Only two cars were ever built and were driven by Gösta Karlsson, Carl-Magnus Skogh and Erik Carlsson.

1960 Erik Carlsson wins the British RAC Rally, his first of three consecutive victories.