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SAAB Sonett III V4 — 1973

Consciously and meticulously cared for with a detailed and initiated understanding of the model, and therefore in a superb and, to put it mildly, energetic condition with a nice original feel.

Peter Sundfeldt
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"The car creates a nice first appearance, but it has blistered paintwork, which is common in fiberglass bodies. This is offset by how nicely the car drives and how well its Saab enthusiast owner has maintained it."

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13870
SANDARED
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180 - 220 000 SEK
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Peter Sundfeldt
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"The car creates a nice first appearance, but it has blistered paintwork, which is common in fiberglass bodies. This is offset by how nicely the car drives and how well its Saab enthusiast owner has maintained it."

Description

It was first sold new in 1973 in Pennsylvania, USA. Imported in 1989 with an American owner who began working in Sweden. The car changed hands several times in the 2000s until being purchased by the present owner in 2012. He is also a member of the Saab Sonett club, and the car is well-known in these circles. The paint has material-typical little bubbles has been a cause of contention throughout the car's enthusiastic existence. Can anyone confirm whether the paintwork is original or if it has been repainted? You can enjoy it as is or repaint it completely; we have reflected this in the reserve price. The most significant aspect is that the car runs and drives flawlessly, with a fantastic sound and excellent road holding, indicating that it has been properly cared and maintained by a true Saab enthusiast with a lot of Sonett expertise.

Technical data

  • Year
    1973/1973 
  • Registration date
    1989-05-22 
  • Mileage
    12 370 km 
  • Registration Number
    PAE049 
  • Chassis Number
    97735001430 
  • Kw / hp
    48 / 68 
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol 
  • Transmission
    Manual 
  • Interior finish
    Leather 
  • Colour
    Yellow 

Condition

  • Mechanical condition:

    The engine is tuned in the traditional manner, with a Weber carburetor, ported tops, a sharper camshaft, and a two-inch exhaust system. The tops have also been updated and optimized for unleaded petrol. With these procedures, the effect should be roughly 90 horses. The gearbox has been entirely rebuilt by a SAAB circuit specialist and has the right gear ratio (9:42).
    Mechanically, the car is in excellent condition, which is reflected in the driving experience. The only criticisms are that the choke cable needs to be adjusted and that the odometer was replaced after it was imported, so the mileage cannot be verified.

  • Interior condition:

    The interior is pleasant, tidy, and smells well. The current owner had the seat upholstered in deer leather, and the outcome is surprisingly fantastic. Carpets and ceilings are spotless, and the luggage compartment follows suit.

  • Exterior condition:

    Apart for the mentioned paint flaws is not obvious until up close, The rims are the nicest Sonnet rims from Saab, according to the present owner, however they were on an earlier model. The center caps (which are difficult to find) are constructed from tomato puree jar lids. "From the 400-gram jar," the owner claims, "creativity is still alive." The rims were manufactured by Swedish JP, and no brand-specific center caps are provided (see pictures.) The underbody and all metalwork is solid and rust free.

  • General condition:

    A true Sonnet in an overall very nice original design with a nice performance twist. The car comes with extensive and useful documentation, as well as a folder full of intriguing information that all Saab enthusiasts are seeking for.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 2020-04-19
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1989-05-08 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1989-05-18
Senast godkända besiktning: 2020-06-02
Besiktigad tom: - 2022-06-30
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 10

Location and viewing Information

Location: Sandared

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Classic Car Depot
Shaun Major
+46 709 724007
shaun@bilwebauctions.se

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2021-09-30.

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

Auction information

General information about the condition of the vehicles .
  • At this auction, many vehicles have been included in car collections and have been stored (mothballed) for a long time. For this reason, they are described from a collector's perspective and may need technical reviews and maintenance service - oil, battery replacement, new tires, brake review, etc. - before they can be used. .
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