EXCLUSIVE: Saab 96 V4

From 7/27/2018 – As some of you likely know, I am helping to clear out a large collection of salvage and project vehicles from a private owner. You can read more about the collection here. As we move ahead with the process, I’ll be listing some of the more interesting cars individually, which will also help readers see more info about specific vehicles they may be interested in. Here’s the next vehicle we’ll feature, which is a Saab 9-6 in need of restoration.

What Makes it Special? This particular 9-6 comes with the more powerful (and arguably, more desirable) V4 motor. It has been stored slightly more carefully than the other vehicles in the collection, meaning it’s not in the woods nor has it been stored without a cover. It’s also very complete, with most of its trim and lenses still intact.

Body Condition: The body is what I’d call “decent.” It will need a full repaint to be perfect, but I personally wouldn’t bother with that. The glass remains intact and the bumpers are very straight. I’d deal with the paint later and sort the mechanicals first, as the interior is a nice place to spend time while you continue a rolling restoration.

Mechanical Condition: The Saab is not running at the moment. As noted, it has the V4 motor which is believed to be original. The Saab did run when it was parked but it has been a few years since it fired up. The interior is probably one of the car’s better features, as the seats remain in good shape and the dash isn’t heavily weathered (but does have a crack).

The Saab will roll for easy transport. It will most likely be sold on a bill of sale only.

  • Asking Price: $1000
  • Location: Northwest Georgia
  • Mileage: Unknown
  • Title Status: Unknown

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Comments

  1. jw454

    Not that would matter to some people but, you could mention what year it is.

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  2. Robert Rose

    Isn’t it a Saab 96, not 9-6?

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  3. Bob_S

    The biggest concern with any SAAB is rust. How are the floors, toe boards, sills and trunk? Pictures of those ares would be a great help to any buyer

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  4. Ken Nelson

    Yes, proper model name is Saab 96 – I had a ’71 95 Wagon, which I rehabbed and sold a couple yrs ago to a collector in the SF bay area. Disc brakes in front, easy car to work on, frugal with gas and solid car as it was a Ca. car all its life.

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    • Puhnto

      Lucky you! I had a 1968 95. I loved that car!

  5. Bob_s

    JW454
    With the turn signals on the fender its between 1969 to 74. If that’s any help.

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  6. wuzjeepnowsaab

    $2000 is short money for this, barring any major rust issues. Looks good and I doubt it would take more than a weekend of joy to get this running again. If the freewheel works, bonus, though many disconnected the feature. If it was closer I’d already own it. Would look perfect next to my c900 and my 9000

  7. Royal

    Looks like a 69 based on the steering wheel and phones. The 68 has the older round lights without the bezels, and 69 was first year with the turn signals on the front fenders, something which I always thought detracted from the original beauty of the car. Alas, I bet that V4 will fire right up if prepped properly. However, I am willing to bet there is significant rot and rust in the floor panels where they meet the firewall and rear bulkhead, which is something that a qualified sheet metal repair person can fix but at cost. Nice little cars these old 96’s, not 9-6, especially when SAAB chose to use the German Ford V-4 as a replacement powerplant to the 2 Stroke.

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  8. wuzjeepnowsaab

    Oh man. If ONLY you were closer. Darn it

  9. Tim MacDonald

    To wasjeepnowsaab;
    I’ve got one in Minnesota, 1971 Saab 96 in better condition, If thats any closer.

    • Eric

      Is your 71 Saab 96 sold yet or do you know of any for sale in MN?

      Eric

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