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V4 Project Wagon: 1967 Saab 95

The Saab 95 was a seven-seat, 2-door station wagon built in Sweden from 1959 to 1978. Initially based on the Saab 93 sedan, it evolved to more closely follow the Saab 96 which replaced the 93. From 1967-forward, the cars were powered by small V4 engines supplied by Ford. This one appears to have been rescued after sitting for ages and needs a lot of work, so restoration will have to be a labor of love. Located in Fort Mill, South Carolina, this old Saab is available here on craigslist for a mere $800. Thanks for the heads-up on this one, Chuck Foster!

Over twenty years, 110,527 copies of the Saab 95 were built. But sales in the U.S. stopped in 1973, perhaps due to difficulties in adjusting to all the new safety standards that were emerging on these shores. Early 95s came with 3-cylinder, 2-stroke engines but they were dropped in ’67 for the 1,498-cc V4 from the German-built Ford Taunus. These cars came with a 4-speed manual transmission. Later U.S. models (after 1971) got a bigger 1,698-cc V4 motor.

We’re told the seller’s car is complete and its powerplant is still in place. But there is some glass missing, The interior of the Saab, which needs a lot of work, is filled with a variety of parts, which we hope most of them are for this car instead of it being used as a storage facility. This old wagon hasn’t seen in action in years, but the body looks pretty decent with a small dent in the front where the bumper was, and the roof is caved in the front.

This will be an uphill restoration project but would be a cool car if completed. When was the last time you saw one running around? However, if that’s too ambitious, perhaps it would help bring another project back to life instead. There’s no title, which lends even further to it being a parts car.

Comments

  1. Mark_Mitchell Member

    I owned one of these in beautiful shape when I was in college, but sold it to fund my 1st Euro trip when I was 21. I would love to own another Saab 95…but not this one!

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  2. wuzjeepnowsaab

    Yikes, this one is rough. Not even for $800 I’m afraid

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  3. Slomoogee

    Parts car but…. It appears to have some nice panels. I bet 5 crisp Benjamin’s would put it on your trailer.

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  4. Margaret A. Soucie

    The last time I bought a 95, 96 or 97, I paid $200. for it. That was in THIS century. I think the driver seat is “original” but the other seat ? The wheels in the back … maybe. But I am seeing parts, not a street car.

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  5. Paul R.

    Saad Saab.

  6. Michael Lee Michael Lee

    It amazes me with the current feeding frenzy for older cars that people are pulling out junk cars to make room for new junk cars and calling it a classic. It’s still a POS that should have been crushed a long time ago. But someone out there with money to burn will spend four times the amount of money it’s worth to restore it.

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  7. Michael Lee Michael Lee

    It amazes me with the current feeding frenzy for older cars that people are pulling out junk cars to make room for new junk cars and calling it a classic. It’s still a POS that should have been crushed a long time ago. But someone out there with money to burn will spend four times the amount of money it’s worth to restore it.

  8. dogwater

    Pop cans

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