Saab 96 ‘two stroke’, 1965
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Saab 96 ‘two stroke’, 1965

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Saab 96 ‘two stroke’, year 1965. Colour beige combined with a two-tone brown/grey cloth with vinyl interior. This gorgeous Saab 96 ‘long nose’ is in a very good to excellent restored condition, and the car shows all the original details. A photo report of the restoration and overhaul is present. The two-stroke Saab models are a delight to drive, and the exhaust note is just fantastic! The Saab 96 shows the wonderful aerodynamic lines Saab is renowned for. The dashboard is well filled with wonderful gauges and meters, even a Halda Speedpilot is present as is an airplane-type clock. With the Halda Speedpilot, and the additional Hella Spot lamps at the front this Saab 96 presents a sporty look. The car is also fitted with a beautiful Saab steering wheel with a wood rim that reminds of the ‘Monte Carlo’ version of this model. The 3-cylinder two stroke engine runs beautifully, and the 4-speed manual gearbox with column shift operates perfectly. The electrical system was uprated with an AC dynamo. This is a sought-after Saab 96 ‘two stroke’ model in great condition!


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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!

Technical data

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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