SAAB 96 & 95 (1960-1979)

SAAB 96 & 95 (1960-1979)

The 96 was first introduced in 1960. The main difference between it and its predecessor was the larger rear window. The engine had grown to 841cc and now produced 38 hp.

1962 SAAB 96

1962 SAAB 96

SAAB 96

SAAB 96

The GT850 (later known as the Saab sport in Europe and Montecarlo 850 in the USA) was introduced in 1962.

SAAB 96

SAAB 96

Another face-lift appeared in 1965 when modifications to the engine demanded more space.

SAAB 96

1965 SAAB 96

SAAB engine

3 cylinder 2-stroke

The engine was fitted with triple carbs in 1966.

From 1967 on SAAB offered a 1500cc V4 engine originally designed for the 1962 Ford Taunus 12M. In 1968 only 28 cars were sold with the two-stroke unit, as opposed to 30,000 with the V4. The two-stroke was subsequently dropped altogether.

1971 SAAB 96

1971 SAAB 96

1971 SAAB 95

1971 SAAB 95

SAAB 96

1972 SAAB 96

1972 SAAB 95 & 96

1972 SAAB 95 & 96
 

Specification
(1960 SAAB 96)

  • Engine
    3 cylinder 2-stroke, 841 cc
  • Power
    46 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Transmission
    4 speed manual
  • Chassis
    Unitary construction
  • Suspension
    Independent front, rigid rear
  • Brakes
    drum/drum
  • LxWxH
    402x157x148 cm
  • Weight
    815 kg
  • Top Speed
    131 km/h
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