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?
…or perhaps “the family and friends edition”?
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.
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 !!!!
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 [email protected] and I will pass your details on to Mike.
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.
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.