This little Swedish meatball is a 1968 Saab Sonett II and it’s as nice as they get. It’s listed on eBay with a current bid price of just over $6,000, but the reserve isn’t met. This perfect little car is in Hotchkiss, Colorado.
No, that’s not a stock exhaust, it’s a Monza exhaust system. For someone who prefers things original spec, I would rather have a stock exhaust, but it looks ok here. It’s almost a little comical but I’m sure that it adds a little zing. This car is #464 out of 1,610 Sonnet V4s made. This is a Sonett II made from 1966 to 1969 and the V4 was added in middle of 1967 so in that year you could have either a Ford V4 or a Saab 3-cylinder two-stroke engine.
This car is a jewel, the quality of the work that has been done makes it almost a museum piece. It’s wearing Sonett III wheels and they look great, but being a purist, I’d personally want to put on the original wheels which are included in the price.
This interior is nicer than it would have been from the factory, or, at least the leather seats are. I don’t believe that they came from the factory with leather seats but it’s a nice upgrade if a person isn’t looking to win points at a concours. This car is nice enough to do that so it’s a shame to see a couple of things that aren’t factory-correct, but when a person is redoing their car they can do what they want with it, of course. I wouldn’t mind sitting on these beautiful leather seats at all. This car will probably be in the $15,000-$20,000+ range, so I won’t be sitting on them, unfortunately. The Sonett was/is a fiberglass car so they had a roll cage to offer some protection.
This is Ford’s 1,498 CC four-stroke V4 and they were an option halfway through the 1967 model year and were quite an upgrade from the 3-cylinder 2-stroke engine that powered the early Sonetts and Saabs, in general. This particular engine has just been rebuilt and the seller mentions that the free-wheeling feature works as designed. This would be a halo car for any Saab collector or anyone interested in unusual vehicles.