SAAB returning to Rally racing?

Not exactly.

But an exact replica of Erik Carlsson’s car from 1963 will start at this week’s XIVth Monte Carlo Historique.

The press-release from Saab reads as follows:

The classic Saab 96 has been created by German vintage car magazine Oldtimer Markt and will be driven by chief editor Peter Steinfurth and navigator Thorsten Loeber .They will take the start at Reims this Friday (28 January) in a car that recreates the original in every detail, right down to the 283 entry number Erik used that year. He will be on hand to wave them off.

Saab 96, 1963 Rallye Monte Carlo. Specification:
Engine: 3 cylinder, two stroke longitudinal
Displacement: 841 cc.,
Power: 70 hp (52 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Front wheel drive, 4 speed gearbox with freewheel
Brakes: Discs at front
Tires: Dunlop SP 155×15


Source: http://media.saab.com

Snatch
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Snatch
5 years 7 months ago

Hope we will have a lot of footage from this event.

zippy
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zippy
5 years 7 months ago

This would be fantastic news for Saab. This past little while has seen ALOT of positive news from Saab and Im sure we have only seen the tip of the iceberg.

Griffin Up!! 🙂

I nominate North Toronto Punter or Kroum to represent Canada as they have Turbo X’s.

Joachim
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Joachim
5 years 7 months ago
Jörgen Trued - SUHRT
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Jörgen Trued - SUHRT
5 years 7 months ago

Here is from the Swedish MonteCarlo Rally start last sunday.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkudhZ1kNaI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
The guy with the Swedish flag is Bo Hellberg ex. Saab Rally Director. In the red Porsche is Stigs ex. Codriver Hans Sylvan, and in the orange is his wife Anna.

Hans H
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Hans H
5 years 7 months ago

When I see those Porsches, I realise how fat they have become lately.
These cars look “lean and mean”. 🙂

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