This is the first Saab 96 made in Finland at the Saab-Valmet factory:
Tuomas was kind enough to send in some information about it as it’s just turned 40 years old. The original story appears here.
The first Saab 96 was given to president Kekkonen, who donated it to the museum.
On friday the 13th November it has been 40 years from the manufacturing of the first Finnish-made Saab in Saab-Valmet Oy’s car factory. The car beauty celebrating it’s 40th birthday, EKA-96 (register plate, “FIRST-96”), waits congratulators in the car museum of Uusikaupunki (Nystad).
There’s also every other car make made in Uusikaupunki in the museum. There’s also more specialities than before on display, like concept cars hand made by the R& D unit of the factory. For information to die-hard saabists, the museum is is open every day 11-17.
Happy birthday, “first 96”. We’re almost the same age 🙂