UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: SAAB 96 Rally Car at Classic Car Gallery

Sunday, May 12, 2013

SAAB 96 Rally Car at Classic Car Gallery

 

SAAB 96 Rally Car

1850cc Four
$29,900
Body Style: 2 Door
Exterior: Blue
Interior: Blue
The Classic Car Gallery is proud to offer this very rare SAAB 96 V4 rally car. This particular car has been written about extensively in SAAB circles, is well known, and one of the rarest SAABS. With full FIA papers, and known history from new, this car is the most collectable of all SAABS, and would be a great addition to any collection. This in no garden variety SAAB 96. With a bare metal race car interior, full roll cage, racing seats with 5 point harnesses, HALDA TRIPMASTER, gauges, dead pedal for the navigator, dual fire extinguishers, battery cutoff switch and many extra toggles on the dash, this car screams RACE CAR!!! Opening the hood reveals many unobtainium SAAB race bits both seen and unseen. The 1850 cc motor was built by SAAB engine guru Bengt-Erik Strom, (Strom built virtually all of the factory rally engines, including those of Per Eklund and Stig Bloomqvist), and features dual cross flow manifolds, feeding the dual Weber Carbs. The valve train, for instance, include many one off Machined pieces, and the engine is good for 145-150 horsepower. The front wheel drive car features a close ratio gearbox, and Limited slip differential. The interior is pure race car, with racing buckets, harnesses and race gauges. The car runs and drives well. Her steering is heavy due to the limited slip differential, she must be great fun on the dirt!!! This may be the best value on the collector car market today. If this were a Porsche or BMW factory race car, you would have to add at least one zero to the price of the car. This vehicle has been well maintained, and extensively documented.
 

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