Salacious Saab Sonett Selling (its soul) in Silver

I’ve got to admit I’m quite partial to the original Saab Sonett III colour palette. The bright citrus type colours from the early 1970’s suited the Sonett to a ‘T’ so I always have to have a good hard look when someone does something non-standard. I didn’t like the black Sonett that got auctioned in Europe a few months ago. But then, Coggs’ metallic red Sonett looks the absolute dog’s bollocks. So if you’re going to go non-standard then make sure you choose wisely because it can make or break the car. Via Bring a Trailer, we have this 1974 […]

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Petrolicious features Saab Sonett II

Petrolicious makes some of my favourite online car films. You can imagine the anticipation, then, when I saw that this week’s film featured a Saab Sonett II. And it’s not any old Saab Sonett II (if there is such a thing). It’s a two-stroke Saab Sonett II, which is among the rarest of Swedes. Here’s the film…. —— To be honest, I was a little disappointed with this. Not with the car or the owner, of course, but with Petrolicious. They set such high standards, but I can’t help but feel they fell short with this one. The film’s too […]

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Saab Sonett Owners Will Want To Watch This Sale

[hr] I’ve been watching Sonett III prices for a while now. Quite a few of them are reaching five-figures these days, but there are usually some available for four figures if you look around. In fact, here’s a chart plotting the advertised sale prices for Sonetts, from SaabSonett.org. As you can see, there’s a growth trend apparent but still plenty of availability under $10K (depending on condition, of course) — There’s a Saab Sonett III coming up for auction in Paris next week. It’s one of five Saabs being sold by Bonhams that used to belong to Behermans, the Belgian […]

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Saabosphere – links we liked this week

There have been plenty of Saab stories doing the rounds in the last few days and despite the current climate surrounding the company, the overwhelming majority of them have made for some very pleasant reading. —— I’ve got two Must Read stories for you this week. The first is a quick writeup about Bud Clark on Car and Driver. US Saabers, especially those in California, may be familiar with Bud Clark. Sonett owners and enthusiasts will be familiar with the name, too. If you’re not familiar, consider this your chance to get acquainted. Bud is one Saab person I’ve not […]

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Saabosphere – "The Best" edition – links we liked this week

We have the best people here at Saab. Readers of this website will know that I’ve been talking about why their is so much belief here in what we do. It’s why we continue to fight for this company’s future when the “experts” out there tell us we should give up. But it’s not about tough circumstances, it’s about the product and the future. It’s not just me talking about it, either. A couple of Saab people from our engineering department have taken it upon themselves to write to the biggest paper in Gothenburg. Their letter has been published and […]

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Saab Sonett sets Bonneville land speed record

I wrote about Bertil’s experience at Bonneville Speed Week last week. Bertil set a new record in the J-PRO class in his two-stroke Saab 96. Bertil wasn’t the only person running a Saab at Bonneville this year. He wasn’t the only guy to set a new land speed record in a Saab, either. Tom Donney was there, too, with his two-stroke Saab Sonett II. Tom’s name will be familiar to many. He’s collected classic Saabs for years and runs a specialist transmission workshop and vehicle sales operation from his base in Fort Dodge, Iowa. And if you’re good with names, […]

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