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Classic 96 on top

August 14, 2013 in Fan Stuff

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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Tomi, from Finland, writes about his Spa trip

August 18, 2012 in Events, Fan Stuff

Tomi Tikanmäki drove all the way from Finland to take part in the IntSaab2012 event in Spa and in a rally prepared 96.

Here is his story

After the organizer for the International Saab club- meeting inquired if I would bring the original Works 96 to Spa together with Simo Lampinen I was a little bit nervous how I would manage it due to a leakage in the engine gaskets. My more realistic choice was 900 T16 Aero M84. As I wrote before, it was a lot of work; one and half week waking up 4:00 am and making AEU ready for the trip until 10:00pm every single day. I understood that the whole happening is about Saab Rallying/Racing and therefore they really wished for the original pair to be present – Simo and AEU.

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Chris’s team to the rescue

June 28, 2012 in Fan Stuff

My good friends at Chris Hamley Saab Specialists in Devon came to the rescue of a sick saab 96 as he and his owner, Mr Bjorkman from Stockholm, toured the area.
While here, the trusty 96 developed a misfire which Chris and his team were able to sort for him. I’m not sure which way he travelled but he is almost 2,500km from home.

Also they fixed the passenger door which hasn’t opened for some time. One very happy 96 owner !!!!


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by RobinM

Looking for 96 parts

February 21, 2012 in News

One of my good friends here in Somerset is having his Saab 96 souvenir (1977 in Burgundy) re sprayed at the moment and would like to replace a few of the old items for new ones. If there are any of you out there in SU land that could possibly help it would make Mike very happy.
I’ve listed the wished for items below. If you know anybody that may have any or all the items for sale please could you contact me at and I will pass your details on to Mike.

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Blast from the past for Cambridge Saab

November 9, 2011 in News, Uncategorized

Local UK car dealership, Cambridge Saab, recently played host to the national Annual General Meeting of the Saab Owners Club of Great Britain and unearthed a great heritage story in the process.

The meeting, which took place on Saturday 29th October at the Buckingham & Stanley site on High Street in Harston, Cambridge, was attended by upwards of 50 members of the Saab Owners Club from all over the UK.

A great surprise for Dealer Principal, James Howarth, and his team at the event was to meet a member who had bought his first Saab from the dealership (formerly known as Wightman’s Garage) in 1968, just a few months after the site opened for business.

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Etienne chasing 96′s

September 18, 2011 in News

Our good friend Etienne from Huy has been on his travels againn looking for Saabs in action.

Last week he did not have to go too far as the 12 hours rally of Huy was in his home town.

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by Red J

What is a 420BHP featherweight psychopath??

September 12, 2011 in Neo Brothers

(First of all I want to say that I have written this post because I love what Neo Brothers are doing, and not because they are now sponsors for SaabsUnited, like RBM, Hirsch, Maptun ans many others.)

When some of us see things like this

we say, WOW it looks good, and we go on with the next picture or the next post. But not so for the guys at NeoBros.

They put a request on the classifieds for a 96, and thought about a politically correct amount of power such a car could have.

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by Tim

SAAB of the WEEK

June 19, 2011 in Sotw

This weeks Saab of the week does not need any presentation, the photo was shot at a spring meeting of the Saab Club of Latvia a few weeks ago and it is amazing! I know a lot of people have been asking for it. And here it is: High Res, click on the photo! =)

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by Swade

Carlsson Saab 96 replica leaves Reims for Monte Carlo historic rally

January 31, 2011 in Saabology

Pete Backstrom from the Saab Museum has sent through a few images from the start of the Monte Carlo historic rally in Reims, France.

The car in the images is the one that’s been painstakingly built by the guys at Oldtimer Markts, a magazine in Germany. The magazines editor, Peter Steinfurth, is driving the vehicle with navigator, Thorsten Löber. Unfortunately, a missed time control has meant their early retirement from the race.

The car still looked fantastic at the start, though. Erik Carlsson himself was there to wave them off.

I’ll have some more imagery about the build of this car in the next couple of days.

My thanks to Peter for the images.

Before the start…..

Erik given the honours, waving them off….

And moving a blaze of speed and fury :-) …..


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Saab 96 rally video – this will make you smile

October 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

With many thanks to Jose N for the tip……

There are a lot of magazines, etc, carrying the news of the week, about the 50th Anniversary of Erik Carlsson’s first RAC Rally win and the launch of the new Saab 9-3 Carlsson Edition in the British market.

One such publication had a hook-up to this video on their site and it’s an absolute cracker. If this doesn’t put a smile on your face then you’re quite possibly dead.