Saab 1969

Sweden

96 / 95 V4
Sonett V4
99

 

 

The redesigned front end on 96 and 95 models comprise rectangular headlamps and a new chrome grille. Indicators being moved to the front wings for better visibility. For the United States market the V4 is equipped with round headlamps since rectangular lamps are not legal. Safety features introduced for this model year include a jointed and telescopically collapsible steering column, servo assisted brakes and attachments for head restraints. Changes under the bonnet include an Autolite carburettor and airfilter plus a new radiator with expansion tank. Sea Green and Black joined the colour line-up that included Hussar Blue, Silversand, Polar White and Torador Red.

New seats featuring integrated head restraint and adjustable lumbar cushion are new features for 1969 Sonett. A new steering wheel have a padded centre and new hubcaps are fitted. A glovebox is now fitted with a lid.

The Saab 99 made its United States debut in April 1969 at the New York motorshow. Powered by 80 horses kicking from its 1,709cc carburettor four-cylinder engine, the first model year is only available as a two-door saloon. The four-speed gearbox is controlled by a now floor-mounted gearstick. Model year colours are red, white, blue, green black and beige. As the 1970 model, the Company releases the 99E Automatic, the first Saab with an automatic gearbox and electronic fuel injection. Head restraints, of a unique Saab design, are offered as an extra on all models.

Saab Aktiebolaget and Aktiebolaget Scania Vabis merge to form Saab Scania Aktiebolaget. All activities concerned with cars, tracks and buses are concentrated to what is called the Automotive Division, headquartered in Södertälje. Saab begins building cars in Finland, at a factory jointly owned with Valmet and located in Nystad/Uusikaupunki. On 1 July, ANA changes its name to Saab-Ana AB.


96 and 95 V4


V4 cyl., 1498 cm³, 65 KM; wb: 2498 mm
96 Sedan
95 Kombi


Saab 96 V4

 


Saab 96


Saab 95

 


95 in the USA.

 


95 in the USA.


Sonett V4

This is a sports car that some men could go out of their minds over It's a sports car that some men could do without. But won't. It's a sports car some men won't try to justify to their wives. It's a sports car for those men who want an expensive toy. And don't mind admitting it. Sonett V4 is that kind of sports car. And a different kind than others because it brings true aerodynamic design to sports car. (That's not surprising. SAAB also builds all the supersonic jets used by the Swedish airforce.) The result? The faster it goes, the lighter it hugs the road. The easier it is to handle. And it has front-wheel drive so you don't skid on curves, on hills, on ice, in rain or in snow. Sonett V4 is the only sports car in its class with roll bars as standard equipment. There's a collapsible steering column. Under the fiber glass body there's a Swedish steel chassis. And the world's only dual diagonal braking system. Inside, you'll find things like one-piece Gran Turismo seats, molded to support the body all the way from knees to shoulders. Leather-trimmed steering wheel. Upholstered baggage compartment. (Little things like that.) Powered by a 4-cycle. V-4 engine, Sonett V4 has so much pull you can go from zero to 50 in 9.1 seconds. And you can do well over 100. flat out. If that's not too fast for you, come down to a SAAB showroom. Ask for the toy department.


V4 cyl., 1498 cm³, 65 KM; wb: 2149 mm
  Coupé

 


Saab Sonett


Saab Sonett


Saab Sonett


Saab Sonett

 


99


R4 cyl., 1709 cm³, 80 KM; wb: 2473 mm
  Sedan 2-dr


99


99 1970