liftarn
Member
4 years 17 days ago

I wonder if you can buy those griffins…

KoGa
Member
4 years 17 days ago

Those signs should go on Ebay. Or sent to me 🙂

maanders
Member
4 years 17 days ago

LOL! I looked at that last picture before reading the caption and thought maybe the dog had tried to crawl in through the passthrough access to the trunk (boot) and had the door shut on it. The actual caption is much more funny.

Swade
Member
4 years 17 days ago

Definitely a more appropriate ute, but also much harder to find!

RobinM
Member
4 years 17 days ago

I’d happily give a griffin a home.
Great write up Rune.

Ben
Member
4 years 17 days ago

Wander what they will put In place of the griffin, looks a bit odd having a big white circle on the sign.

3cyl
Member
4 years 17 days ago

The story and picture of the 96 bring back some memories.

The two-stroke rally cars of the 60’s were said to be successful in part because the lack of torque made it easier to maintain traction on snow and loose surfaces. Is there any validity to this? Regardless it made interesting press.

The Northeast was by far SAAB’s largest US market in the 60’s, but in reality even here there were not many SAABs. When SAAB owners passed on the road it was common practice to wave at each other.

rune
Member
4 years 17 days ago
Was it Erik who said that they kept their foot heavy on the throttle at all times, because everybody could clearly hear when you took it off and the drivers did not want to be perceived as chickens. 🙂 Swade recently discussed friction over at his blog, and at least one gentleman observed that on ice you want the front wheels to roll as easily as possible. Apply the brakes or speed up and you will loose grip. I somehow doubt low torque will help a rally driver, because they should know when to speed up and when to let… Read more »
rafael guerra
Member
4 years 17 days ago

why NEV’S did not make the arrangements for griffin rights

rune
Member
4 years 17 days ago

This topic was discussed some time ago. Scania who owns the rights to that particular version of the griffin did not want to play ball.

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