This weeks Saab of The Week pick is from Jordan, who has a ’99 Viggen that has generated a lot of likes on the Facebook page as well as comments. The wheels would be something you either love or don’t but they definitely stand out and draw attention to a very sought after Saab. In the comments posted about this car, people were saying how they missed their Viggen and how if you ever had one, you would miss it too. Hard not to love the Viggen when it came with 225hp and talk about a rare car, I have seen numbers varying from 400 to 426 built for 1999. Thanks for sharing Jordan.
From Saab History I found some other interesting details on the first two years of the Viggen for those that did not know:
The first model year MY1999 for the Saab Viggen and its body continued to be manufactured at Saab’s factory in Trollhattan, Sweden, then shipped in a climate controlled, sealed container to Uusikaupunki, Finland for painting and final assembly at the Valmet Automotive plant.
The painting of the first two years of the Saab 9-3 Viggen, were appropriately colored in “lightening blue”, paying homage to the significance of the “thunderbolt” name.
Here is the video from SU about the making of the car and being born from jets.