Saab 96 Monte Carlo 850, 1966
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Saab 96 Monte Carlo 850, 1966

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Saab 96 Monte Carlo 850, year 1966. Colour white combined with a red / grey sport interior. This fantastic ‘long-nose’ Saab 96 with 850 cc two-stroke engine is an original and rare Monte Carlo model. The car was wonderfully restored and overhauled to perfection in the years 2017 – 2020. A photo report of the restoration is present. Everything was restored to original specifications including the interior which shows the correct red vinyl, grey wool, and silver piping on the seats and door panels. The original sporty Monte Carlo dashboard looks impressive with all the gauges and the Monte Carlo badge. This car was factory fitted with a sliding / folding roof which opens as fas as the rear bench! The open top experience can be enjoyed by all passengers. The ‘long-nose’ model features two additional Hella spot lamps in the grille, just like the successful factory rally cars of the period. The perfectly overhauled 3-cylinder 850 cc two stroke engine is fitted with three carburettors and a special air-filter. Under the bonnet you also find a special oil tank for the automatic two stroke oil lubrication of the engine. This ultra-desirable Saab features a four-speed gearbox with steering column shifter and disc brakes on the front wheels. The Saab Monte Carlo 850 is a Saab collectors dream, this superbly restored example will be the pride of any Saab enthusiast!

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Svenska Aeroplan AB, SAAB originally started as a manufacturer of aero planes. After the second world war the firm decided to expand their business and started developing and manufacturing automobiles. It started with the Saab 92. The car was given a very aerodynamic bodywork and the car was fitted with a DKW two stroke engine. Saab decided to enter the car in rally competitions which brought great success. The Saabs were light, agile and aerodynamic. This combined with front wheel drive proved to the perfect ingredients for a successful rally car. The make became famous with amongst others rally driver Erik Carlsson.

The Saab 96 saw the light of day in the year 1960. Like it's predecessors the car was fitted with a three cylinder two stroke engine. In the year 1966 the two stroke engine was abandoned. From then the Saab 95 and 96 were fitted with a durable Ford V4 engine. The 3-speed gearbox was also discontinued in favour of a 4-speed fully synchronized box. The column gearshift was continued which certainly has advantages in rally driving! Considering the impressive rally history of Saab the 96 model is a perfect car to participate in historic rally events!

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3 cylinder two-stroke engine
cylinder capacity: 841 cc.
capacity: 57 bhp. at 5000 rpm.
gearbox: manual (column shift)
top speed: 145 km/h.
weight: 845 kg

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Phone: +31 (0)26 442 99 37
Bonnetstraat 33
6718 XN Ede
Netherlands