Old Saabs showing up on Flickr

I neglected to show this when I received it, but better late than never! This came in from Peter Backstrom at the Saab Museum last week.
A 1957 model Saab 93 has been participating in Mille Miglia this year. It’s being driven by the former Saab executives Hans-Göran Persson and Sten-Åke Aronsson.
The car itself, owned by Lars-Göran Persson, is in a beautiful original condition and the 750cc engine is tuned by the 2-stroke supremo Bengt-Erik Ström, who was once an engine mechanic at the Saab Competition Department.
The picture, below, shows the car being loaded before departure to Brescia, Italy, after some final adjustments in the Saab Car Museums workshop:
from left to right:

  • Rolf Ebefors, Saab Car Museum
  • Ture Stam, Saab Car Museum
  • Lars-Göran Persson, Driver & Owner
  • Sten-Åke Aronsson, Navigator

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Some photos have popped up on Flickr overnight, of not only Persson’s Saab 93, but of another Saab 93 competing in the Mille as well.
Click here for the full folder.
In addition to the Mille Miglia coverage, someone named Willemsknol has posted some incredible old Saabs on Flickr today.
I’m not sure where this collection is being held, but I’d love to visit!!!
Here’s just one of them. A classic 2 door Saab 99 Turbo.