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  • Saab Sonett III '70

    €16,950(£15,549.93) €16,950(£15,549.93)

    As the automaker's current advertising will remind you, Saab cars were "born from jets"; in fact, the company's name is an acronym for Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget, or Swedish Airplane Company. This unusual foundation for a car manufacturer set the stage for outside-the-box thinking and a focus on efficient, performance-minded engineering. With their tough little 93s proving themselves on rally stages around the world, Saab's engine development engineer Rolf Mellde, himself a racer, convinced company bosses to design a rally-ready sports car using the 93's lauded 748cc, two-stroke three-cylinder engine. The result was the Sonett Super Sport, a 57.5hp, 1,100-pound two-seater with an aluminum box-section chassis cloaked in a simple, beautiful fiberglass body drafted by Swedish industrial designer Sixten Sason. Within months, the introduction of the Group 3 racing category allowed the standard 93 to compete in modified form, rendering the impractical roadster unnecessary; only six were built. It would be 10 years before another two-seat Saab sports car would enter production, and like its predecessor, the Sonett II shared its mechanical components with the contemporary 96 sedan. Cons

    • Year: 1970
    • Mileage: 40270 mi
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