Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Saab 96V4 (1967-80)

The Saab 96 is an automobile manufactured and marketed by Saab from 1960 to January 1980, replacing the 93. It featured aerodynamic two-door bodywork, four passenger seating. Compared with its predecessor, the Saab 93, the 96 featured greater and more easily accessible storage space and larger rear window. 

The Saab 96 was first powered by a two-stroke, three-cylinder engine, later a four-stroke V4. The two-stroke option was offered until 1968. Back in 1967, Saab had begun marketing the 96V4, with the four-stroke 1498 cc V4 engine, originally developed for the 1962 Ford Taunus 15M. The ordinary V4 engines produced between 1967 and 1976 had 65 hp (48 kW). The 1977 to 1980 models had 68 PS (50 kW) due to a two-stage Solex 32TDID carburetor. The V4 96 managed 0–100 km/h in 16 seconds.

The V4s used in US cars had a 1500 cc high compression engine with 73 hp (54 kW; 74 PS). For the 1971 model year it was switched to a 1700 cc low compression engine, so as not to lose power while meeting new emissions regulations. Stated power dropped to 65 hp (48 kW; 66 PS) for 1972. (wikipedia)

European models

1978 Saab 96L 'Souvenir' V4

This 1978 Saab 96L 'Souvenir' V4 is No 150 of the last No 150 
right-hand drive Model 96 V4 produced for UK.

1980 Saab 96 GL Jubileum Final Edition

Limited to 300 copies. The Saab 96 GL Jubileum Final Edition exterior is Metallic Aquamarine Blue, blue/black plush interior, feature a sports steering wheel, front spoiler and special alloy wheels. Built to commemorate the last edition of the Saab 96.

U.S. models


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