Now it is time to let the world know what really happened last winter in the preparations for the Rally to the Midnight Sun.
SaabsUnited Historic Rally Team (SUHRT) through me had a meeting at Latvijas Krajbankas Scandinavian office with two of Vladimir Antonovs colleagues. I was given the work to set up the largest Saab Rally Team entry in Saabs history. 9 cars all in all, drivers should be Vladimir, Victor, me and 6 more guys Russians and Swedes. I was given the list of names and ordered to enter the whole group to the competition. All nine cars and crews where entered for the rally but after a week Victor Muller decided to make part of the “team” his own. So SUHRT was suddenly down to 3 cars, our two black and marble-white 99 Turbo CombiCoupes, the black driven by me, and later the white driven by Krister Sundman. The blue 99 Turbo Sedan meant for Victor Muller was instead driven by Fredrik Nyström-Andersson.
Vladimir and Victor set up a team of three 99 cars under the name Saab Heritage Rally Team. Unfortunately neither of them turned up for the Rally to The Midnightsun. Other drivers where put into the cars and they all finished. SUHRT managed through me be the best Saab in the regularity class but that is another story.
Now I have been contacted by a guy who has the responsibility to sell the 3 99 cars of the ex. Saab Heritage Rally Team.
If we through SU can find new homes for these cars, we in SUHRT can for sure open up the possibility to drive under the SUHRT colors.
So what is up for sale?
They are all, silver grey metallic with a green stripe on side and bonnet, the are all standard 99 1 carburetor engines approx. 100 BHP, manual 4 speed transmission, simple sport exhaust, simple interior roll bar (needs to be changed). The alloys are carved out soccer ball design. Tripmeters are installed for regularity competition
YouTube video thanks to Inside Saab and Steven Wade
Alla the silver grey cars can be seen here.
Plus the 3 99 Turbos of SUHRT. The cars are shown in finishing order worst to best…..
Feel free to contact me if You are interested in any of the cars or any other Saab competition car. jtrued[at]gmail.com