Saab 1968

Sweden

96 / 95 V4
Sonett V4
99
– new model

 

Built by the respected aircraft company cars, are praised for their quality and longevity. But even the adoption of the Ford V4 engine in the fall of 1966 has not make the now 18-year-old Saab attractive. Its roundish body is outdated, the suspension hard, the steering stiff. Originally it had a two-stroke engine, which was only discontinued last year. In 1967 Saab built 40 387 cars with a V4 engine and 4297 two-strokes, plus 389 of the coupé Sonett. For the future, Saab relies on the larger type 99, which is built from the autumn of 1968 and will be exported from the spring 1969. Its bodywork is as modern as its suspension, and the 1.7-liter engine was developed by Triumph in England, where it is also built.
For 1969 the 96 and 95 models received laminated windscreen screen which is now 7cm higher. The windscreen is cleared by new larger wiper blades and an electric pump powered windscreen washer. The dashboard is finished in dark grey and the controls in black in order to suppress reflections on the larger windscreen. The interior rear view mirror was moved from the dashboard to the top of the windscreen and the horn-ring was replaced by a control on the steering column. On the safety side, the brake circuits are now located inside the car for protection and a warning lamp was introduced to indicate a failure in one of the circuits.
For markets outside of Scandinavia the V4 de luxe comes equipped with trim strips and rear windows that could be opened.

 


96 and 95 V4


V4 cyl., 1498cc, 65 hp, wb: 2488 mm
 


Saab 96 V4


Saab 96 Sport


Saab 95 V4


Saab 96 V4

 

 


Saab 95 V4


Saab 95

 


96 and 96 models '69


V4 cyl., 1498cc, 65 hp, wb: 2488 mm


96

 


95


Sonett V4


V4 cyl., 1498cc, 65 hp, wb: 2160 mm
 


Saab Sonett

 


Saab Sonett


99


R4 cyl., 1709 cc, 80hp; wb: 247.65cm
 

 


99

 


Zwycięstwo (Lampinen/ Davenport) w rajdzie R.A.C. (96 V4).