Classic 96 on top

I had an interesting picture sent to me by Tom Ryner as he was driving past Nykoping and heading towards Stockholm.

A car transporter with a very tidy Saab 96 on the top deck.
It could almost be brand new and if you turn the clocks back over 40 years it may well have been in that same location on the back of a transporter in the 60’s. Does anybody know anything about this extremely smart 96?

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Martin T16s
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3 years 1 month ago

Good to see it on top of a Mercedes too! HaHa

David Dallimore
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3 years 1 month ago

Early chrome bumper model(?)

Martin, cream always rises to the top.

Martin T16s
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3 years 1 month ago

Ha Ha I like it! lol

nichell
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3 years 1 month ago

Can they make a GTI fighter? Should I wait to buy one?

bramfoto
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3 years 1 month ago

Could it be going to the wrecker? NOOO!!

Trued
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3 years 1 month ago

I would say more like 50 years then 40……

RAL
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3 years 1 month ago

1964 model I believe.

kochje
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3 years 1 month ago

I assume a late 1962 Two stroke while it has the full red back lights and the white lights which were only added at the end of 1962.
In fact these white lights were used as indicator lights in the front on all Two stoke models.

Ralph
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3 years 1 month ago

Nice little detail, I didn’t know that!

Martin T16s
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3 years 1 month ago

I had one like this with chrome bumpers which was a 1973.

hans h
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3 years 1 month ago

Let’s see; It has two chrome bars on the sides (see Roberts link), so it is a 96 Sport or MonteCarlo.
It has that wonderful light blue colour which, as far as I know, was only used 1964 and 1965 and perhaps 1966.
But the shape of the bumper seems to be the older one, my guess is 1964 Saab Sport. 🙂
Saab sold more cars in 1964 than they did in 65 or 66, so that statistic also point at 1964.

Trued
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3 years 1 month ago

It is hard to say what it is, Dual back up-lights, could be aftermarket. dual side metal. But the De luxe saab badge withour the sport logo. Also the side rear windows look like they are not openable, that speaks for a non sport.

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