1953/5 Saab 9227.500 EUR - Asking Price

Unique Saab 92b de Luxe

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This car is a Mk2 version being a 1953 model which retains early features such as split bumpers, trafficators, glass aviation rear lights, ornate door and window handles, early steering wheel and other unique features. It also features a period extra "Rally Pack"

Reference Number 680123

as of 1/13/2022

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Heijstee Classics  Contact  Location
Showroom Zwarteweg 52  Phone    City  Naarden
1412 GD Naarden  Fax    State  Noord-Holland
Netherlands  Mobile  +31 65 499 32 73  Country  Netherlands Netherlands
Overview
Car 1953/5 Saab 92
Exterior / Interior Color      Blue /      Red 
Condition Drivable 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Interior: Cloth interior 
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Known History

Saab 92 was effectively produced in three iterations or "marks". Early cars without a boot opening (Mk1), 92 B - Middle of production with opening boot and other revisions (Mk2) , Late production cars which were very close to their next upcoming (3 Cylinder model) - 93, greatly simplified design and cost savings (Mk3)

 

This car is a Mk2 version being a 1953 model which retains early features such as split bumpers, trafficators, glass aviation rear lights, ornate door and window handles, early steering wheel and other unique features. It also features a period extra "Rally Pack" which was introduced in 1953 to celebrate and take advantage of international rally success. This consisted of tougher suspension and additional lights, including a prominent rooftop light just like 1952 Greta Molander's rally winning car.

 

Most of its life this particular car has spent in Sweden and Norway, having been registered in both countries with last residency in Sweden before current ownership.Swedish documents indicate 3 previous owners. Last owner a Saab enthusiast has an extensive collection of all Saab models and has enjoyed using the car and improved it over time.

 

THE INTERIOR

 

The interior of this little Saab is extremely original with addition of small later comfort door handles/elbow rests. The front seats show some signs of wear, but this is not to detract from the interior at all; they are still a comfortable place to sit and soak in the driving experience. The lovely blue/grey exterior paint is carried through into the panels on the interior and compliments the seats beautifully. Original early delicately rimmed steering wheel takes pride of place in front of the dash. The three-speed gearbox is controlled smoothly through a leaver on the steering column and there is a little rear view mirror perched on the dashboard between the split windscreen. The unusual rectangular VDO instrumented dash emphasising futuristic look of the 50s. The all important and frequently missing or broken VDO 7 day clock is present and working perfectly.

 

The spot roof light is controlled through a beautifully machined bakelite handled lever just above the split screen windscreen. One worthy and unusual feature to mention which was heavily promoted by Saab in period is that the entire interior can turn into a comfortable double bed for camping!

 

THE EXTERIOR

 

Penned by legendary Sixten Sason and designed with aid of wind tunnel this truly unique car managed to achieved drag coefficient of 0.30 which to this day stands as one of the most aerodynamic cars ever.

 

The exterior is in remarkable condition with a few little marks and dings here and there, but this is to be expected from an older restoration that is used fairly regularly. It is finished in an original shade of lovely bluey-grey that seems to shift its colour, in certain lights it may look like a very dark grey but in other lighting conditions it’ll look like a lovely light blue.

 

The special "Rally Pack" lights are clearly visible and take pride of place on the bodywork they are fully original and not replacement items. Headlights are "Robolight" originals which or course stands for Robert Bosch later to be branded by Bosch. Robo branded lights are a collector's items in their own right.

 

The rear lights were famously taken from Saab's aviation parts bin and are glass wingtip lights from period aircraft models. The door handles have a delicate Art Deco design and trafficators still hanker back to previous era. All the rubber window seals have been replaced during restoration and glass is in good condition all round.

 

THE APPEAL

 

This is one special car from an automotive mark that is sadly no longer with us. This extremely original Saab 92B, with the "Rally Pack" fitted, is a truly rare car that you will possibly never see again in your lifetime. There are apparently only 30 odd worldwide known.

 

With the current road worthiness, originality, coupled with Saabs brilliant bullet proof engineering and proven rally pedigree this should be a trouble-free car that you can use any day for any task. It is a truly lovable character too, it’ll always put a smile on your face whether you’re driving it or just admiring it in the garage.