We really miss Saab. Isn’t there some crazy Swedish billionaire who could buy the Trollhättan plant, headhunt a dozen Scandinavian engineers and product designers and build a new Saab. And when I say a new Saab I mean a new REAL Saab with aeronautically inspired styling, unusual ignition key position, four wheel handbrake, heated seats with funky headrests, cockpit styled dash and black steelies!
This is Erik Carlsson’s 1960 RAC Rally winning Saab 96.
And this is a rare shot of Erik and co-driver Stuart Turner after they took a wrong turn during the rally and ended up power-sliding through the stage door of the London Palladium. Luckily they were dressed for the occasion!
Source: Dove Publishing Ltd
We love later Saabs (though not too late – GM = bad), this model is called the 90 and was a particularly odd car as it was basically a Saab 99 from the nose to the B-post and then all 900. NB wheel colour has been doctored a tad!