Video: Saab 96 on For The Love Of Cars

I’ve just finished watching this episode of For The Love Of Cars and I just had to share it here. It’s a great story, but even more than that, it’s a great little Saab 96. There’s a bit of a story to this. The program you’re about to see was aired on Channel 4 in Britain last Sunday. The auction you see in the video was actually conducted back in January, but the day before the show went on TV (i.e. last Saturday), the car was auctioned once again. The reasons behind all this back-and-forth become clear at the end […]

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Saab 96 crash test – 1967

I found some still images of some early crash tests back in April and published them here on Inside Saab at that time. Last week, we found the film from one of these tests. It’s from August 1967, and involves a frontal impact test performed on a Saab 96 at a speed of 50 km/h. It’s enjoyable both from a technical point of view, as well as being a window back in time into how things looked and worked back in the late 1960’s. The track they use today for crash testing at Saab is still in the same location, […]

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Saab crash testing – old school style

I was up at the Saab Technical Center yesterday, gathering some material for a post that will appear here on Inside Saab next week, when I saw these fantastic old black and whites showing some Saab crash testing conducted back in the late 1960s. Saab’s crast test facility here in Trollhattan is now a very high-tech affair, having been completely refurbished just a few years ago. I’m hoping to visit there in the next few days as they’ll be conducting some tests that I hope to share here on site (no promises, now, but fingers crossed). As you can see […]

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