1970 Saab 96 - Any eccentrics out there?

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Driver quality.. V4 4 spd. Needs some interior work, Rust free, Drives great.
$5500

This is a European Spec car.. It came from the Netherlands last July.
Everything is in KM. 95k km. Transferrable registration from Netherlands.
 

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What is that Rusty?
Is that a Aston Martin OR a Austin Healey?



LOL!

PS: good luck ...

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I've been eying an all original Jensen-Healy down here.
 

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In the title....1970 Saab 96
It's equipped with a very rare feature called "Free Wheel"

The Saab 96 is an automobile made by Saab. It was introduced in 1960 and was produced until January 1980. Like the 93 it replaced, the 96 was a development from the old Saab 92 chassis and, on account of its improvements and modernisation, it opened new markets for the company. It was the car for which the marque Saab became internationally known, not least because of its safety innovations[clarification needed] and its motor sport successes. It was the first Saab model officially imported to the UK.

Throughout its life span, the Saab 96 and its station wagon sibling, the Saab 95, had the gear lever mounted on the steering column. This became an increasing rarity in the auto industry during the 1960s and '70s, but was an appreciated feature among rally drivers who could change gears faster than with a floor-mounted lever.

The gearbox originally had three gears, the first unsynchronised. Later, a four-speed option, with synchromesh first gear, was offered and the three-speed was phased out.

An unusual feature of the Saab drivetrain was a 'freewheel' or over-run clutch. This allowed the transmission to run faster than the engine, such as when decelerating, or descending a long hill. Although such freewheels had been provided in other cars before as an economy measure,[2] they were required in the Saab because of the limited lubrication in the two-stroke engine. A petroil-lubricated two-stroke requires lubrication according to its speed, but provides this lubrication according to the amount of its throttle opening. Where the engine operates at high RPM and low throttle (such as when coasting down a long hill), the lubrication provided may be inadequate. With the freewheel, a coasting engine could reduce its speed to idling, thus requiring only the small lubrication available from the closed, coasting, throttle. In certain higher-performance models and in later two-stroke models, direct injection of oil into the engine from a separate reservoir allowed lubrication to be a function of engine RPM and rendered mixing of oil with gasoline unnecessary.[citation needed]

Freewheeling was retained in the four-stroke variant, until the end of production. A minor drawback to the freewheel, particularly for drivers unfamiliar with the Saab, is that it makes engine braking unavailable except when, in later models, it could be manually engaged or disengaged by a control in the footwell.[citation needed]
 

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My first car ever was a white Saab 96 1968, my father gave it to me 1976 what a bunch of rust, no more Saab for me period.
 

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My first car ever was a white Saab 96 1968, my father gave it to me 1976 what a bunch of rust, no more Saab for me period.

Are you sure you wouldn't like to relive those Saab days?? and have the car you had in High School? LOL.... No Rust here....
 

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That was after school days, we start driving at 18 years here in Sweden and it's alot more difficult and more expensive to get a license over here, and no I don't wanna relive anything with a Saab, next car was a 1970 Opel Kadett Rallye, did it rust? Ohmygod.
 

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That was after school days, we start driving at 18 years here in Sweden and it's alot more difficult and more expensive to get a license over here, and no I don't wanna relive anything with a Saab, next car was a 1970 Opel Kadett Rallye, did it rust? Ohmygod.

Hahaha. They got better. Then General Motors took over and now there is no more saab. Go figure. Sucks. They were great cars to work on.
 

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Hahaha. They got better. Then General Motors took over and now there is no more saab. Go figure. Sucks. They were great cars to work on.

You should want this car then Hemi Rebel... I can drive it up to you this afternoon.. hehe... Seriously though.. I need it out of my garage.. I'm taking offers if you know of any die hard Saab guys.
 

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You should want this car then Hemi Rebel... I can drive it up to you this afternoon.. hehe... Seriously though.. I need it out of my garage.. I'm taking offers if you know of any die hard Saab guys.
I know some die hards. I'm also on the saab link forum. I can post a link to this thread over there if its cool with you.
 

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Thanks Hemi Rebel. I snet you a PM... send me your email and I will forward you a bunch of pictures and description. I will probably post on eBay very soon as well.
 

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Yes, I am an eccentric. I like Saabs. Never owned one, though. I don't like them enough to overcome my fear of paying to have one maintained, but enough to appreciate them.

Good luck with the sale!
 

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Yes, I am an eccentric. I like Saabs. Never owned one, though. I don't like them enough to overcome my fear of paying to have one maintained, but enough to appreciate them.

Good luck with the sale!

You could've maintained this old gal.. There was nothing to it. I would say as easy as working on a classic Mustang..
In any case. I sold it t a 72 yr old guy in NH who used to own a Saab Dealership. He said he buys and restores 6-8 classic Saabs a year.
Sold it for $3750.
 

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I love the European engineering and design but I thought SAAB was kaput.
Isn't it kind of hard to find parts these days?
 

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I love the European engineering and design but I thought SAAB was kaput.
Isn't it kind of hard to find parts these days?

Parts are still available. And what you cant get new, you can get used. Goldwing is a saab specialized junkyard.

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Yes, I am an eccentric. I like Saabs. Never owned one, though. I don't like them enough to overcome my fear of paying to have one maintained, but enough to appreciate them.

Good luck with the sale!
When i first started working on cars, saabs were always a mystery and i tried to stay away from them. As i got better at what i was doing, i saw them as a challenge. Then an opportunity came my way to take on that challenge. And at just the right time at that. So i became a saab tech. I gave saab 5 years and held on as long as i could after the company went under and finally had to bail. Sad really. They are great cars. And they were easy to work on. Everyone always thought they would be impossible since the classic 900 had the engine in backwards, but once you figure out its built for left handed people to work on its a breeze. If you can work on your charger, you can fix a saab. Now vw and audi is another story. Avoid that junk crap like the plague

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You could've maintained this old gal.. There was nothing to it. I would say as easy as working on a classic Mustang..
In any case. I sold it t a 72 yr old guy in NH who used to own a Saab Dealership. He said he buys and restores 6-8 classic Saabs a year.
Sold it for $3750.

Good deal. Did the guy see it on tsl or did ya ebay it?
 

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eBay... Thanks for the help though.

I was asking about you (Hemi Rebel) today at the car show at Mayo Beach. I was there with 68Ragtop Satellite (Ken?) and 68Chicken (Mitch).
About 250 -300 cars.. with about 40+ Mopars. Nice time.
 
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