Classic Car Catalogue

Saab 1963

Sweden

96 / 95 (841 cm³, 38 KM)
Sport (841 cm³, 52 KM)

 

The SAAB emblem on the bonnet had been discarded in favour of the SAAB name and logo - an aeroplane - on the grid-pattern grille. New interior feature a horn-ring on the steering wheel, a larger interior rear-view mirror, raised seats and more effective interior heating and ventilation. New colours for the model year are Midnight Blue, Brown-Beige and Black. Green was dropped.
Diagonally divided brake system with double brake circuits was introduced on all 1964 models.


 


Saab 96


Saab 96


Saab Sport

 


Saab 95

 


Zwycięstwo (Eric Carlsson/ Palm) w RMC (96).
Zwycięstwo (Lampinen/ Ahava) w Rajdzie 1000 Jezior (96).


 

Erik Carlsson won the Monte Carlo Rally for the second time, now with Gunnar Palm as his co-driver. The entry number this year was 283.
Erik Carlsson and Gunnar Palm come second in the Spa-Sofia-Liege "Marathon de la Route", one of the most demanding rallies.

 
Saab Sport


Saab Quantum – USA prototype



SAAB Quantum was built in the USA. The earliest cars used Saab 93 two-stroke engines, transmissions and suspension. The later cars used Saab 96 drivetrains and suspension parts. The Quantum I was built in 1959, with a chassis engineered by Walter Kern at IBM in his spare time. It wore only the most basic bodywork at first. After initial testing and a race or two, it was replaced with moderately more complete bodywork. The Quantum II was nearly identical in every way, though built later. Both Quantums I and II were raced in the SCCA H-Modified class. They were pure prototypes and racing cars, never intended for production. The Quantum III was designed to be a production car and was first presented in 1962. Only two copies were built. Due to a lack of quality it was turned down by Saab in Sweden and never went into production.


Quantum III