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SAAB 96 GL V4 — 1979

Lovely Acacia Green 96 that has only had two owners.

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"A consistently well-cared-for and serviced 96, which has led a peaceful life. When it hasn't been rolling on the road, it has had its place in the garage. Here, it's just a matter of honking and driving."

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Tore Thallaug
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Ida Johansen
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"A consistently well-cared-for and serviced 96, which has led a peaceful life. When it hasn't been rolling on the road, it has had its place in the garage. Here, it's just a matter of honking and driving."


The current owner, a Saab enthusiast and well-known rally driver, acquired the car in August 1999. Under his ownership, it has been a well-cared-for enthusiast and fine-driving car, with only 7000 km driven in the 24 years. The first owner was an elderly relative. The car will be delivered freshly serviced with an oil change.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    106 680 km 
  • Kw / hp
    50 / 68 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour
    Light green 


  • Mechanical condition:

    Starts easily and ran as expected. Overall, it's tight and in good condition both in general and in detail. Inspected on a lift and looks good, there are a few small 'bubbles' on the left door.

  • Interior condition:

    The interior is in a pleasing original condition with good cushioning in the seats and consistently good condition on the seats, door panels, dashboard, instruments, and headliner. Original rubber floor mats.

  • Exterior condition:

    Nice and glossy paintwork with some variation on the rear fenders, which have been replaced. The left front fender also has some variation, replaced many years ago after a minor wildlife accident. Otherwise, in excellent condition. The so-called 'football rims' are also in good condition with new tires. Engine and luggage compartments in impeccable condition.

  • General condition:

    Both in terms of the exterior and interior as well as technically, this is a very nice, well-preserved, and well-cared-for car, indeed a genuine Swedish classic from the era of the welfare state.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 2009-04-20
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1978-09-27 (typbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1978-11-23
Senast godkända besiktning: 2023-05-22
Besiktigad tom: 2025-05-31
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 2

Facts about the model

The automobile business within SAAB came into existence in 1947, and the first model, Saab 92, borrowed some design elements from the aviation sector. As the model 92 evolved through various stages to become the model 96 starting from the 1960 model year, you could see design cues from the 1940s while also progressing into the 1960s with the 96. When SAAB introduced the new 99 and later the 900, many probably thought it was the end for the 96. However, like the Phoenix, new updates came over the years, and it held on until the 1980s.

Over time, there were both major and minor changes, so that when it finally ended, you could place an early 92 next to an 80s model and see that not a single part was the same, yet you could still discern a clear family resemblance.

For the 1978 model year, the cars received the epithet and model designation Saab 96 GL, featuring larger parking and turn signal lights in the front. The taillights also became larger and now included reverse lights. The rear hatch got a spoiler-like handle. Towards the end of the production for the 1977 model year, the 96 received a new two-stage carburetor, increasing the output to 68 hp, which was expressed on the 1978 model year with the additional designation 'V4 Super' on the rear hatch. The following year, in 1979, all 96s were manufactured in Finland. They had black-framed windows, a black stripe along the side moldings, and a black-painted area between the taillights. The sought-after acacia green metallic paint was introduced as a new color.

According to reports, Saab 96 was produced in a total of 547,221 units.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Katrineholm

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Tore Thallaug
+46 705 90 23 65

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2023-10-12.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

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